What are the important events that happened on December 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
December 6: Facts & Myths About This Day
December 6 is the 340th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 23, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 455,208 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontagon’ day.
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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 57 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,272 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 6 Historical Events
The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
The first edition of the Washington Post is published.
World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine ship SM.
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
Who were born on December 6?
Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)
Arthur Henry Adams, Australian writer (d. 1936)
Frankie Beverly, American singer-songwriter and record producer
Rick Buckler, British drummer (The Jam)
Satoru Iwata, Japanese video game industry executive
Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese voice actor
Steve Lovell, British footballer
Syndric Steptoe, American football player
Who died on December 6?
King Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
Jonathan Shipley, British bishop and politician (b. 1714)
João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
Sir Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
Werner Klemperer, German actor (b. 1920)
Raymond Goethals, Belgian football coach (b. 1921)
Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
Betty Moschona, Greek actress (b. 1927)
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