About October 6

October 6, 2022 is the 279th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 108 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.
  • 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.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1939
    World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
  • 1976
    Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 2000
    Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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