December 6


December 6

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For the novel, see December 6 (novel).

December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year.



·                                 1 Events

·                                 2 Births

·                                 3 Deaths

·                                 4 Holidays and observances

·                                 5 External links


·                    1060  Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.

·                    1240  Mongol invasion of Rus’: Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.

·                    1534 – The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led bySebastián de Belalcázar.

·                    1648 – Colonel Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King’s trial to go ahead; came to be known as “Pride’s Purge“.

·                    1704  Battle of Chamkaur.

·                    1745  Charles Edward Stuart‘s army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.

·                    1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.

·                    1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

·                    1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

·                    1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

·                    1877  Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb“.

·                    1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

·                    1897  London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.

·                    1904  Theodore Roosevelt announced his “Corollary” to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.

·                    1907 – A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.

·                    1916  World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.

·                    1917  Finland declares independence from Russia.

·                    1917 – Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of theCity of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

·                    1917 – World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it istorpedoed by German submarine SM U-53.

·                    1921 – The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.

·                    1922 – One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.

·                    1928 – The government of Colombia sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.

·                    1933 U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce‘s novel Ulysses is not obscene.

·                    1941  World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during theContinuation War.

·                    1947 – The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

·                    1953  Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel Lolita.

·                    1956 – A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympicsin Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

·                    1957  Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.

·                    1965  Pakistan‘s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.

·                    1967  Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.

·                    1969  Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones‘s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

·                    1971  Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi‘s recognition of Bangladesh.

·                    1973  The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirmGerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).

·                    1975  The Troubles: Fleeing from the police, a Provisional IRA unit takes a couple hostage in

Balcombe Street, London

, beginning a six-day siege.

·                    1977  South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.

·                    1978  Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.

·                    1982 – The Troubles: The Irish National Liberation Army bombed a pub frequented by British soldiers in Ballykelly,Northern Ireland. It killed eleven soldiers and six civilians.

·                    1988 – The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.

·                    1989 – The École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.

·                    1991 – In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city sinceMay.

·                    1992 – The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1500 people.

·                    1997 – A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.

·                    2001 – The Canadian province of Newfoundlandis renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.

·                    2005 – Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.

·                    2005 – An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more civilians.

·                    2006  NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

·                    2008 – The 2008 Greek riots break out upon the killing of a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a police officer.