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Wednesday October 6, 2021

October 6: Day of the Week

October 6, 2021 was the 279th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 404
    Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy who ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection short after.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1908
    Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1945
    Baseball: 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).
  • 1977
    The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 2000
    Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
  • 2002
    The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1738
    Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1888
    Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1900
    Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1925
    Shana Alexander, American columnist (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • 1964
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
  • 1965
    Steve Scalise, American politician
  • 1972
    Ko So-young, South Korean actress
  • 1972
    Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1978
    Ricky Hatton, English boxer

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