November 6: Day of the Week
November 6, 2020 is the 311st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1789Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
- 1865American 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.
- 1918The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
- 1942World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
- 1947Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1841Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (d. 1915)
- 1887Walter Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1946)
- 1931Mike Nichols, American film director
- 1947Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (d. 2007)
- 1948Glenn Frey, American singer (Eagles)
- 1955Alton Coleman, American serial killer (d. 2002)
- 1958Trace Beaulieu, American actor
- 1961Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator
- 1974Zoe McLellan, American actress
- 1976Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark
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