October 6: Day of the Week
October 6, 2019 is the 279th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1600Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
- 1777American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery.
- 1849The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
- 1854The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
- 1889Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1898Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1976New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- 199551 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
- 2000Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1767Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)
- 1892Jackie Saunders, American silent film actress (d. 1954)
- 1915Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
- 1952Jürgen Schulz, German footballer
- 1954Darrell M. West, American political scientist
- 1959Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player
- 1972Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
- 1977Wes Ramsey, American actor
- 1979Richard Seymour, American football player
- 1982William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
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