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)
- 68 BCBattle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1600Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
- 1849The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
- 1889Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1923The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
- 1945Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat).
- 1977In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- 2000Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1573Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
- 1882Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1937)
- 1916Chiang Wei-kuo, adopted son of Chiang Kai Shek and Chinese Kuomintang military commander. (d. 1997)
- 1931Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
- 1944José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
- 1951Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
- 1953Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
- 1970Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress
- 1972Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
- 1977Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist
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