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)
- 1240Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
- 1768The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
- 1917Finland declares independence from Russia.
- 1917World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine ship SM.
- 1947The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
- 1957Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
- 1977South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
- 1982Droppin Well bombing: The Irish National Liberation Army detonate a bomb in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British soldiers and six civilians.
- 1992The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1500 people.
- 2006NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1421King Henry VI of England (d. 1471)
- 1823Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
- 1888Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
- 1898Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-born American photojournalist (d. 1995)
- 1904Ève Curie, French writer (d. 2007)
- 1917Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
- 1945Dan Harrington, American poker player
- 1945Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
- 1948Keke Rosberg, Finnish race car driver
- 1980Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player
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