What happened on November 6? There are more than 247 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 6

November 6 In HistoryNovember 6 is the 310th day of the year 2019. There are 55 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 45th week of the year 2019.

On this day in Kresgeville, Pennsylvania 18333 sunrise will occur at 12:39 PM and sunset will occur at 10:52 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 80 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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Historical Events For November 6

  • 355
    Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
  • 1528
    Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1789
    Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1844
    The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1869
    In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
  • 1913
    Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • 1917
    World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1939
    World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
  • 1943
    World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city’s ancient buildings.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1947
    Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • 1948
    Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launched a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign, the largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins.
  • 1962
    Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
  • 1965
    Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 1975
    Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
  • 1977
    The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
  • 1985
    In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
  • 1986
    Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 2004
    An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 7 and injuring 150.
  • 2005
    The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
  • 2011
    Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection

Who Were Born On November 6?

  • 1391
    Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
  • 1479
    Queen Joanna of Castile of Spain (d. 1555)
  • 1494
    Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1566)
  • 1550
    Queen Karin Månsdotter of Sweden (d. 1612)
  • 1661
    King Charles II of Spain (d. 1700)
  • 1692
    Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
  • 1753
    Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1814
    Adolphe Sax, Belgian inventor (d. 1894)
  • 1833
    Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)
  • 1835
    Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist (d. 1909)
  • 1841
    Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
  • 1841
    Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (d. 1915)
  • 1851
    Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
  • 1854
    John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)
  • 1855
    E.S. Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • 1860
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman (d. 1941)
  • 1861
    James Naismith, Canadian inventor of basketball (d. 1939)
  • 1880
    Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-born American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • 1880
    Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • 1882
    Thomas H. Ince, American movie actor, director, producer (d. 1924)
  • 1887
    Walter Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1892
    George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (d. 1938)
  • 1892
    Harold Ross, American editor (d. 1951)
  • 1893
    Edsel Ford, American automotive executive (d. 1943)
  • 1893
    Yip Man, Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)
  • 1903
    June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1906
    James D. Norris, American businessman and sports team owner (d. 1966)
  • 1914
    Jonathan Harris, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1916
    Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    James Jones, American novelist (d. 1977)
  • 1922
    Frank J. Lynch, American jurist and state legislator (d. 1987)
  • 1924
    Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler (d. 2005)
  • 1925
    Michel Bouquet, Franch actor
  • 1926
    Frank Carson, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1930
    Tom Hornbein, American mountaineer
  • 1931
    Mike Nichols, American film director
  • 1931
    Peter Collins, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1932
    Stonewall Jackson, American country singer
  • 1937
    Eugene Pitt, American singer (The Jive Five)
  • 1937
    Garry Gross, American photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1937
    Joe Warfield, American actor
  • 1937
    Marco Vassi, American writer (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Branko Mikasinovich, Serbian Slavist and journalist
  • 1938
    Diana E. H. Russell, South African feminist writer and activist
  • 1938
    Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • 1938
    Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1938
    Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    P.J. Proby, American-born singer and actor
  • 1939
    Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939
    Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
  • 1940
    Dieter F. Uchtdorf, American religious figure
  • 1940
    Johnny Giles, Irish footballer
  • 1940
    Ruth Messinger, American political activist
  • 1941
    Guy Clark, American country singer-songwriter
  • 1946
    Fred Penner, Canadian children’s entertainer
  • 1946
    Sally Field, American actress
  • 1947
    E. Lee Spence, pioneer underwater archaeologist
  • 1947
    Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    George Young, Australian musician (Easybeats)
  • 1947
    Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter
  • 1948
    Glenn Frey, American singer (Eagles)
  • 1948
    Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and political figure
  • 1949
    Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpeter
  • 1949
    Brad Davis, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1949
    Joseph C. Wilson, American diplomat; husband of Valerie Plame
  • 1949
    Nigel Havers, English actor
  • 1950
    Amir Aczel, Israeli mathematics historian
  • 1950
    Chris Glen, Scottish musician (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1951
    John Falsey, American television writer and producer
  • 1951
    Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • 1952
    Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • 1953
    Frank Hanisch, German footballer
  • 1954
    Catherine Crier, American television personality
  • 1955
    Alton Coleman, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1955
    Maria Shriver, American journalist
  • 1957
    Cam Clarke, American voice actor
  • 1957
    Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • 1957
    Lori Singer, American actress
  • 1957
    Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
  • 1958
    Bruce Holland Rogers, American writer
  • 1958
    Trace Beaulieu, American actor
  • 1960
    Michael Cerveris, American actor
  • 1961
    Craig Goldy, American musician (Dio)
  • 1961
    Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer
  • 1961
    Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator
  • 1962
    Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer
  • 1963
    Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (d. 1998)
  • 1964
    Arne Duncan, American political figure
  • 1964
    Corey Glover, American musician (Living Color)
  • 1964
    Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion)
  • 1964
    Kerry Conran, American filmmaker
  • 1965
    René Unglaube, German footballer
  • 1966
    Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer
  • 1966
    Peter DeLuise, American actor and director
  • 1967
    Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1968
    Alfred Williams, American football player
  • 1968
    Jerry Yang, American internet entrepreneur
  • 1968
    Kelly Rutherford, American actress
  • 1970
    Ethan Hawke, American actor
  • 1971
    Clonie Gowen, American poker player
  • 1972
    Adonis Georgiades, Greek politician, publisher and author
  • 1972
    Deivi Cruz, Dominican baseball player
  • 1972
    Garry Flitcroft, English footballer
  • 1972
    Rebecca Romijn, American actress
  • 1972
    Thandie Newton, English actress
  • 1973
    Nell McAndrew, British model
  • 1974
    Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (d. 2009)
  • 1974
    Zoe McLellan, American actress
  • 1976
    Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark
  • 1976
    Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1976
    Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)
  • 1976
    Pat Tillman, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1977
    Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress
  • 1978
    Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host
  • 1978
    Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host
  • 1978
    Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress
  • 1978
    Taryn Manning, American actress
  • 1978
    Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979
    Adam LaRoche, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Brad Stuart, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979
    Lamar Odom, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Myolie Wu, Hong Kong actress
  • 1981
    Andrew Murray, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • 1981
    Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer
  • 1981
    Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor
  • 1982
    Sowelu, Japanese pop singer
  • 1982
    Steve Millar, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1983
    Janette McBride, Australian-born Filipino actress
  • 1983
    Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore)
  • 1984
    Ricky Romero, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Ettore Marchi, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Katie Leclerc, American actress
  • 1987
    Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player
  • 1988
    Emma Stone, American actress
  • 1988
    Erik Lund, Swedish footballer
  • 1989
    Jozy Altidore, American soccer player
  • 1989
    Shaina Magdayao, Filipina actress
  • 1997
    Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor

Who Died On November 6?

  • 1231
    Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1479
    James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, Scottish nobleman (b. 1415)
  • 1492
    Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1550
    Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1632
    King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (b. 1594)
  • 1650
    William II, Prince of Orange (b. 1626)
  • 1656
    Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1656
    King John IV of Portugal (b. 1603)
  • 1692
    Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1752
    Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
  • 1771
    John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)
  • 1790
    James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1816
    Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • 1822
    Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (b. 1748)
  • 1836
    King Charles X of France (b. 1757)
  • 1846
    Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general (b. 1786)
  • 1846
    Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
  • 1903
    Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (b.1895)
  • 1910
    Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838)
  • 1925
    Emperor Khải Định of Vietnam (b. 1885)
  • 1929
    Prince Maximilian of Baden, German statesman (b. 1867)
  • 1936
    Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1941
    Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1960
    Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • 1964
    Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
  • 1964
    Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1965
    Clarence Williams, American musician (b. 1898)
  • 1965
    Edgard Varèse, French composer (b. 1883)
  • 1968
    Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • 1968
    Charles Münch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1970
    Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1978
    Harry Bertoia, Italian artist and designer (b. 1915)
  • 1978
    Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1984
    Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1985
    Joel Crothers, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 1985
    Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1938)
  • 1986
    Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1987
    Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 1989
    Dickie Goodman, American entertainer (b. 1934)
  • 1989
    Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • 1991
    Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 1995
    Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1998
    Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    David R. Brower, American environmentalist (b. 1912)
  • 2000
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2001
    Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2003
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • 2003
    Just Betzer, Danish film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2003
    Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (b. 1919)
  • 2004
    Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2004
    Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • 2005
    Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
  • 2005
    Rod Donald, New Zealander politician (b. 1957)
  • 2006
    Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2006
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2007
    Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    George Osmond, American patriarch of the Osmond family (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2009
    Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Administration (b. 1921)

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