October 6: Day of the Week
October 6, 2018 was the 279th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 68 BCBattle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
- 404Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy who ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection short after.
- 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.
- 1789French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
- 1903The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
- 1923The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
- 1927Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
- 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.
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- 2007Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1773King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
- 1820Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
- 1927Bill King, American sports broadcaster (d. 2005)
- 1931Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
- 1950David Brin, American author
- 1958Joseph Finder, American novelist
- 1964Matthew Sweet, American musician
- 1965Steve Scalise, American politician
- 1971Phil Bennett, British racing driver
- 1982Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
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