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Sunday October 6, 2019

October 6: Day of the Week

October 6, 2019 is the 279th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 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
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1849
    The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1908
    Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1973
    Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
  • 1976
    New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 2000
    Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.

Who were born on October 6?

  • 1510
    Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
  • 1610
    Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • 1914
    Joan Littlewood, British theatre director (d. 2002)
  • 1917
    Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (d. 1977)
  • 1946
    Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
  • 1959
    Brian Higgins, American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • 1969
    Troy Shaw, English snooker player
  • 1972
    Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
  • 1973
    Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
  • 1981
    José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer

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