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Tuesday October 6, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 68 BC
    Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 105 BC
    Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1683
    German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1854
    The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1910
    Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
  • 1976
    Massacre 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.
  • 1977
    The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1897
    Florence Siebert, American medical researcher (d. 1991)
  • 1905
    Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (d. 1998)
  • 1921
    Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1940
    Ellen Travolta, American actress
  • 1943
    Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1946
    Tony Greig, South African–born English cricketer
  • 1954
    David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1959
    Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1972
    Anders Iwers, Swedish musician

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