October 6: Day of the Week
October 6, 2019 was the 279th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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
- 1849The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
- 1876The American Library Association was founded.
- 1884The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
- 1889Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 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).
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- 1979Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
- 1987Fiji becomes a republic.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1573Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
- 1872Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
- 1930Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (d. 2000)
- 1952Jürgen Schulz, German footballer
- 1966Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
- 1970Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
- 1970Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress
- 1971Phil Bennett, British racing driver
- 1972Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
- 1977Danny Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
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