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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 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
- 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.
- 1903The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
- 1908Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1973Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
- 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.
- 1985PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
- 2000Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1510Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
- 1610Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
- 1914Joan Littlewood, British theatre director (d. 2002)
- 1917Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (d. 1977)
- 1946Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
- 1959Brian Higgins, American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
- 1969Troy Shaw, English snooker player
- 1972Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
- 1973Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
- 1981José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
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