Wednesday November 6, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

November 6: Day of the Week

November 6, 2024 is the 311th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

November 6 Historical Event(s)

1856
Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
1861
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1865
American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 vessels.
1918
The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
1941
World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
1942
World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
1944
Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
1965
Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.
1995
The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
2005
The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

Who were born on November 6?

1753
Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
1892
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (d. 1938)
1938
Diana E. H. Russell, South African feminist writer and activist
1938
Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
1938
P.J. Proby, American-born singer and actor
1949
Nigel Havers, English actor
1960
Michael Cerveris, American actor
1978
Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host
1979
Myolie Wu, Hong Kong actress
1981
Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor

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