November 6: Day of the Week
November 6, 2019 was the 310th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 55 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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.
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November 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1528Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
- 1935Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
- 1943World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city’s ancient buildings.
- 1962Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
- 1977The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
- 1985In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
- 1986Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
- 1999Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
- 2004An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 7 and injuring 150.
- 2011Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection
Who were born on November 6?
- 1494Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1566)
- 1835Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist (d. 1909)
- 1851Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
- 1914Jonathan Harris, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1925Michel Bouquet, Franch actor
- 1950Amir Aczel, Israeli mathematics historian
- 1972Deivi Cruz, Dominican baseball player
- 1974Zoe McLellan, American actress
- 1976Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1976Pat Tillman, American football player (d. 2004)
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