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Wednesday December 6, 2023

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.

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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)

  • 1704
    Battle of Chamkaur.
  • 1917
    Finland declares independence from Russia.
  • 1917
    Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1956
    A 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.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • 1971
    Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi’s recognition of Bangladesh.
  • 1988
    The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
  • 1992
    The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1500 people.
  • 2001
    The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 2008
    The 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?

  • 1478
    Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
  • 1872
    Arthur Henry Adams, Australian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1892
    Sir Osbert Sitwell, British author (d. 1969)
  • 1921
    Otto Graham, American football player (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Keke Rosberg, Finnish race car driver
  • 1948
    Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German actor and musician
  • 1952
    Craig Newmark, American internet entrepreneur
  • 1953
    Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Janine Turner, American actress
  • 1985
    Shannon Bobbitt, American basketball player

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