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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 69 BCBattle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
- 1600Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
- 1789French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
- 1849The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
- 1889Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1903The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
- 1910Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
- 1977In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
- 1987Fiji becomes a republic.
- 2000Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1738Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
- 1773King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
- 1910Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
- 1912Perkins Bass, American politician and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire (d. 2011)
- 1922Joe Frazier, American baseball player
- 1939Jack Cullen, American baseball player
- 1942Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
- 1971Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
- 1977Wes Ramsey, American actor
- 1988Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
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