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Sunday October 6, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1600
    Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1927
    Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  • 1973
    Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1510
    John Caius, English physician (d. 1573)
  • 1921
    Joseph Lowery, American Civil rights movement leader
  • 1946
    Lloyd Doggett, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas
  • 1947
    Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1953
    Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1964
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
  • 1966
    Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • 1967
    Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
  • 1971
    Alan Stubbs, English footballer
  • 1982
    Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster

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