October 6: Day of the Week
October 6, 2020 is the 280th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 6 Historical Event(s)
- 68 BCBattle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
- 105 BCBattle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1683German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
- 1789French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
- 1854The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
- 1898Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1910Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
- 1976Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1897Florence Siebert, American medical researcher (d. 1991)
- 1905Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (d. 1998)
- 1921Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
- 1940Ellen Travolta, American actress
- 1943Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
- 1946Tony Greig, South African–born English cricketer
- 1954David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
- 1959Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player
- 1970Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
- 1972Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
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