About October 6

October 6, 2024 is the 280th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On October 6

  • 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
  • 1683
    German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1854
    The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1884
    The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 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
  • 1927
    Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  • 1939
    World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 1987
    Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 1995
    51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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