December 6: Day of the Week
December 6, 2019 is the 340th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1060Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.
- 1648Colonel Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King’s trial to go ahead; came to be known as “Pride’s Purge”.
- 1790The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1865The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
- 1884The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
- 1978Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
- 1989The École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
- 2001The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
- 2005An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more civilians.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1478Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
- 1550Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (baptism) (d. 1605)
- 1841Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
- 1916Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
- 1941Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)
- 1945Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
- 1949Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1961David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
- 1970Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
- 1971Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese voice actor
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