About October 6

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

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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 118 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 6

  • 68 BC
    Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 105 BC
    Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1876
    The American Library Association was founded.
  • 1884
    The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1927
    Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  • 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).
  • 1973
    Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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