About October 6

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

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Libra is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 129 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 6

  • 69 BC
    Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
  • 105 BC
    Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 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.
  • 1683
    German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
  • 1762
    Seven Years’ War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery.
  • 1849
    The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1876
    The American Library Association was founded.
  • 1884
    The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1908
    Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1910
    Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
  • 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).
  • 1976
    Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated.
  • 2002
    The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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