December 6: Day of the Week
December 6, 2023 is the 340th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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December 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1704Battle of Chamkaur.
- 1917Finland declares independence from Russia.
- 1917Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1956A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
- 1965Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
- 1971Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi’s recognition of Bangladesh.
- 1988The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
- 1992The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1500 people.
- 2001The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
- 2008The 2008 Greek riots break out upon the killing of a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a police officer.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1478Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
- 1872Arthur Henry Adams, Australian writer (d. 1936)
- 1892Sir Osbert Sitwell, British author (d. 1969)
- 1921Otto Graham, American football player (d. 2003)
- 1948Keke Rosberg, Finnish race car driver
- 1948Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German actor and musician
- 1952Craig Newmark, American internet entrepreneur
- 1953Gary Ward, American baseball player
- 1962Janine Turner, American actress
- 1985Shannon Bobbitt, American basketball player
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