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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1534The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
- 1768The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
- 1865The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
- 1933U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
- 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).
- 1975Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
- 1997A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
- 2005Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1642Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
- 1823Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
- 1890Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)
- 1922John Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
- 1928Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
- 1937Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2006)
- 1952Ric Charlesworth, Australian field hockey player
- 1975Noel Clarke, English actor and writer
- 1978Ramiro Pez, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
- 1985Shannon Bobbitt, American basketball player
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