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Tuesday October 6, 2020

October 6: Day of the Week

October 6, 2020 is the 280th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 68 BC
    Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 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
  • 1849
    The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1923
    The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
  • 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
    In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1977
    The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1573
    Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
  • 1882
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1937)
  • 1916
    Chiang Wei-kuo, adopted son of Chiang Kai Shek and Chinese Kuomintang military commander. (d. 1997)
  • 1931
    Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1951
    Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
  • 1953
    Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1970
    Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress
  • 1972
    Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1977
    Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist

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