About November 6

November 6, 2022 is the 310th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 77 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 6

  • 355
    Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1789
    Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1913
    Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • 1917
    World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
  • 1948
    Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launched a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign, the largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
  • 1965
    Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 1975
    Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
  • 1986
    Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 2011
    Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection

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