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Wednesday October 6, 2021

October 6: Day of the Week

October 6, 2021 is the 279th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2021

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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)

  • 105 BC
    Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 1683
    German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
  • 1876
    The American Library Association was founded.
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1923
    The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 1987
    Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1803
    Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1838
    Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
  • 1846
    George Westinghouse, American engineer and inventor (d. 1914)
  • 1946
    Lloyd Doggett, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas
  • 1965
    Steve Scalise, American politician
  • 1967
    Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • 1974
    Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1977
    Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist
  • 1977
    Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1979
    David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)

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