November 6 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
- International
Constitution Day
Tajikistan Public Holiday
Anniversary of the Green March
Morocco National Holiday

Historical Events on November 6

  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President of the United States.
  • 1861: Jefferson Davis becomes the president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1913: While leading Indian miners in South Africa, Mohandas Gandhi is arrested.
  • 1934: The first major city that joins the Tennessee Valley Authority is Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1941: Joseph Stalin addresses the people of Russia during the Battle of Moscow.
  • 1943: As they are retreating from the advance of the Soviet Red Army, German forces destroy most of Kiev’s ancient buildings.
  • 1944: Weapon’s grade plutonium is produced for the first time at Hanford Atomic Facility. This plutonium would be used in the “Fat Man” bomb that’s dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1945: Elizabeth Bentley surrenders to the FBI and confesses that she’s been a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1947: Meet the Press airs on TV for the first time.
  • 1962: The apartheid practices of South Africa are condemned by a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly. This resolution urges all United Nation member nations to cease all economic and military relations with this country.
  • 1971: The largest underground hydrogen bomb – Cannikin – is detonated by the U.S Atomic Energy Commission on Amchitka Island in the Aluetian Island chain.

Famous Birthdays on November 6

  • Canadian-American physician and inventor of basketball, James Naismith is born in 1861.
  • American illustrator and painter Everett Shinn is born in 1876.
  • American actress June Squibb is born in 1929.
  • English race car driver Peter Collins is born in 1931.
  • American photographer Gary Gross is born in 1937.
  • American author Marco Vassi is born in 1937.
  • American actress Sally Field is born in 1946.
  • English actress Carolyn Seymour is born in 1947.
  • American singer-songwriter and actor, Glenn Frey is born in 1948.
  • American screenwriter John Falsey is born in 1951.
  • American novelist and screenwriter Michael Cunningham is born in 1952.

Kwanzaa

Ash Wednesday

Purim

Maundy Thursday

Easter

Memorial Day

D-Day

Pentecost