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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 69 BC
    Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
  • 1762
    Seven Years’ War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1927
    Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    New 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.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 1987
    Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 2002
    The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1459
    Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
  • 1903
    Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (d. 1977)
  • 1920
    Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1963
    Elisabeth Shue, American film actress
  • 1972
    Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
  • 1979
    David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1981
    Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer

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