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.
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.
- 1789French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
- 1854The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
- 1939World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
- 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).
- 1973Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
- 1985PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
- 1987Fiji becomes a republic.
- 2002The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
- 2007Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1716George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
- 1939John LaFalce, American politician, and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
- 1946Tony Greig, South African–born English cricketer
- 1950David Brin, American author
- 1958Joseph Finder, American novelist
- 1959Brian Higgins, American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
- 1963Jsu Garcia, American actor
- 1966Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
- 1982Meiyang Chаng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer
- 1982Paul Smith, English boxer
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