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.
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)
- 1648Colonel 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”.
- 1790The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1877Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
- 1907A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
- 1917Finland declares independence from Russia.
- 1956A 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.
- 1965Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
- 1969Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
- 1975Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
- 1982Droppin 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?
- 1792King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
- 1833John S. Mosby, American Civil War figure (d. 1916)
- 1909Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (d. 2002)
- 1945Dan Harrington, American poker player
- 1945Larry Bowa, American baseball player and manager
- 1948JoBeth Williams, American actress
- 1949Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1976Lindsay Price, American actress
- 1979Tim Cahill, Australian footballer
- 1996Stefanie Scott, American actress
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