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.
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 BCBattle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
- 105 BCBattle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
- 1683German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery.
- 1889Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1903The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
- 1939World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
- 1976Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
- 1981Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated.
- 1985PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1459Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
- 1903Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- 1918Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
- 1931Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
- 1949Leslie Moonves, American businessman
- 1964Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
- 1977Danny Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist
- 1981José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1998Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
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