December 6: Day of the Week
December 6, 2020 is the 341st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1745Charles Edward Stuart’s army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.
- 1768The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
- 1865The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
- 1884The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
- 1907A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
- 1957Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
- 1967Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
- 1982Droppin Well bombing: The Irish National Liberation Army detonate a bomb in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British soldiers and six civilians.
- 1988The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
- 1991In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city since May.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1285King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)
- 1903Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)
- 1916Kristján Eldjárn, Icelandic museum curator and politician (d. 1982)
- 1932Kamleshwar.Indian writer.(d.2007)
- 1948JoBeth Williams, American actress
- 1949Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1959Satoru Iwata, Japanese video game industry executive
- 1961David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
- 1967Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
- 1985Aristeidis Grigoriadis, Greek swimmer
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