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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1876
    The American Library Association was founded.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
  • 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.
  • 1977
    In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 1981
    Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 1987
    Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2002
    The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

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