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Thursday December 6, 2018

December 6: Day of the Week

December 6, 2018 was the 340th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 25 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2018
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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)

  • 1648
    Colonel 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”.
  • 1790
    The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
  • 1907
    A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
  • 1917
    Finland declares independence from Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • 1975
    Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
  • 1982
    Droppin Well bombing: The Irish National Liberation Army detonate a bomb in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British soldiers and six civilians.

Who were born on December 6?

  • 1792
    King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • 1833
    John S. Mosby, American Civil War figure (d. 1916)
  • 1909
    Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (d. 2002)
  • 1945
    Dan Harrington, American poker player
  • 1945
    Larry Bowa, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948
    JoBeth Williams, American actress
  • 1949
    Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1976
    Lindsay Price, American actress
  • 1979
    Tim Cahill, Australian footballer
  • 1996
    Stefanie Scott, American actress

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