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.
- 1240Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
- 1865The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
- 1917Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1921The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
- 1933U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
- 1975Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
- 1988The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
- 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?
- 1849August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1872William S. Hart, American actor (d. 1946)
- 1908Baby Face Nelson, American bank robber (d. 1934)
- 1917Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
- 1931Zeki Müren, Turkish, singer, actor, and composer (d. 1996)
- 1949Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1953Gary Goodman, Australian cricket player
- 1953Gary Ward, American baseball player
- 1975Noel Clarke, English actor and writer
- 1976Colleen Haskell, American television personality
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