December 6: Day of the Week
December 6, 2021 is the 340th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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”.
- 1877The first edition of the Washington Post is published.
- 1877Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
- 1917Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 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.
- 1922One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
- 1967Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
- 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.
- 2005Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
Who were born on December 6?
- 1896Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)
- 1936Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
- 1948JoBeth Williams, American actress
- 1949Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1950Karlheinz Subklewe, German footballer
- 1966Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
- 1970Jeff Rouse, American swimmer
- 1974Jens Pulver, American mixed martial artist
- 1979Yanina González, Paraguayan model
- 1990Tamira Paszek, Austrian tennis player
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