Holidays Calendar for November 6, 2016

Green March Day is a public holiday in Morocco, that annually falls on November 6. This holiday commemorates the events, that took place in the city of Tarfaya in southern Morocco on November 6, 1975.

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Tajikistan. This holiday celebrates the anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of Tajikistan on November 6, 1994.

People of the Dominican Republic annually celebrate Constitution Day on November 6. This holiday celebrates the anniversary, when the Dominican Republic adopted the first constitution.

November 6 is the Feast of Saint Nuno of Saint Mary in Portugal. The feast commemorates the Portuguese general Nuno Álvares Pereira, who played a major role for Portugal to gain independence from Castile.

World Paper Free Day is an annual campaign that aims to reduce the amount of paper generated by people in their everyday work and personal life. It was launched by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).

Social Worker's Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine celebrated on the first Sunday in November. It was established in 1999 by President Leonid Kuchma, who supported the initiative of Ukrainian social workers.


Civil Aviation Workers' Day is a Belarusian professional holiday celebrated on the first Sunday in November. It was established in 1998 to commemorate the first flight from Minsk to Moscow that tool place in 1933.


Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated in Finland on November 6. It honors the culture of the Swedish-speaking population of Finland and the country's bilingualism.

November 6 is Gustavus Adolphus Day, one more official flag day in Sweden. The day commemorates the death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, who was killed at the Battle of Lützen in the Thirty Years' War.

Nachos are one of the most popular snacks in the United States and Mexico, no wonder they have their own holiday. The National Nachos Day is celebrated every year on November 6.

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is annually observed around the world on November 6. This observance was initiated by the United Nations in 2001 in order to recognize the effect of a war on the environment.


This Day in History

  • 2013 Tammy Baldwin became the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin and the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the United States Senate.
  • 2004 A train and a car collided near the village of Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, England. Seven people, including both drivers, were killed in the accident.
  • 1999 The Australian republic referendum was held. 54.87% of voters voted to keep the Head of the Commonwealth (the British monarch) as their head of state.
  • 1995 British rock band Queen released its fifteenth and final studio album, Made in Heaven. The album debuted at #1 in the UK where it went 4 times platinum.
  • 1988 Born: Conchita Wurst (stage name of Tom Neuwirth), Austrian singer and drag queen, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria's entrant.
  • 1988 Born: Emma Stone, American film and TV actress best known for her roles in Zombieland, Paper Man, Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man film series etc.
  • 1978 Died: Harry Bertoia, Italian-born American artist, sculptor and furniture designer. He created the Marshall University fountain in Huntington, WV.
  • 1972 Born: Rebecca Romijn, American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Raven Darkhölme (Mystique) in the X-men films.
  • 1965 Died: Clarence Williams, American jazz pianist, composer, singer. One of his best known songs is Ain't Nobody's Business (Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do).
  • 1964 Died: Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with Arthur Harden.
  • 1941 Died: Maurice Leblanc, French novelist and short story writer. He is primarily known as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin.
  • 1935 The British single-seat fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane (prototype K5083) made its first flight. It was piloted by Flight Lieutenant George Bulman.
  • 1932 Born: François Englert, Belgian theoretical physicist who was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Peter Higgs (United Kingdom).
  • 1928 Arnold Rothstein, kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded during a business meeting at Manhattan's Park Central Hotel.
  • 1925 Died: Khải Định, the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam. His reigned only nine years, from 1916 until his death of tuberculosis in 1925.
  • 1918 Socialist activists proclaimed the short-lived Republic of Tarnobrzeg in the town of Tarnobrzeg, Poland. It ceased to exist at the beginning of 1919.
  • 1893 Died: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, renowned Russian composer. His best known works include the three ballets (Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker).
  • 1892 Born: Harold Ross, American journalist best known as the founder and first editor-in-chief of The New Yorker magazine. The New Yorker was founded in 1921.
  • 1869 The first intercollegiate football game ever played took place in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Princeton University was defeated by Rutgers College.
  • 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States. His victory was entirely due to the strength of his support in the North and West.
  • 1854 Born: John Philip Sousa, American composer and conductor. His magnum opus is The Stars and Stripes Forever (the official national march of the US).
  • 1851 Born: Charles Dow, American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal and invented the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1836 Died: Charles X of France, King of France from 1824 to 1830. He was overthrown during the July Revolution of 1830 and succeeded by Louis Philippe I.
  • 1835 Born: Cesare Lombroso, Italian physician and criminologist. Lombroso is primarily remembered as the founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology.
  • 1822 Died: Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist. Berthollet was the first to develop a solution of sodium hypochlorite as a modern bleaching agent.
  • 1814 Born: Adolphe Sax (born Antoine-Joseph Sax), Belgian musician and musical instrument designer. He is best known as the inventor of the saxophone.
  • 1789 Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States. Carroll is also known as the founder of Georgetown University.
  • 1672 Died: Heinrich Schütz, German composer and organist. He is often considered to be the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • 1650 Died: William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1647 until his death. He was the father of William III of England.
  • 1494 Born: Suleiman the Magnificent, the Caliph of Islam and the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from 1520 to 1566.