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Friday December 6, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1060
    Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
  • 1884
    The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
  • 1978
    Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
  • 1989
    The École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
  • 2001
    The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 2005
    An 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?

  • 1478
    Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
  • 1550
    Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (baptism) (d. 1605)
  • 1841
    Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
  • 1916
    Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • 1941
    Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)
  • 1945
    Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
  • 1949
    Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1961
    David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • 1970
    Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • 1971
    Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese voice actor

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