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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
December 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1790The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1884The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
- 1917Finland declares independence from Russia.
- 1922One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
- 1967Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
- 1973The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).
- 1978Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
- 1991In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city since May.
- 2005Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
- 2006NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1876Fred Duesenberg, German-born American automobile maker (d. 1932)
- 1886Joyce Kilmer, American poet (d. 1918)
- 1896Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)
- 1898Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (d. 1987)
- 1916Kristján Eldjárn, Icelandic museum curator and politician (d. 1982)
- 1940Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
- 1949Gregory Venables, British Anglican bishop
- 1963Ulrich Thomsen, Danish actor
- 1986Georgia Horsley, Miss England 2007
- 1990Tamira Paszek, Austrian tennis player
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