Historical Events on 6th December

  • 963 Leo VIII elected Pope
  • 1060 Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary
  • 1160 Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas" premieres in Arras
  • 1196 Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"
  • 1240 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev

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1424 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews

  • 1527 Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto
  • 1534 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish
  • 1631 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
  • 1641 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 1648 Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
  • 1723 Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution
  • 1732 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army retreats to Scotland
  • 1756 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
  • 1768 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)
  • 1787 Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 1790 The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1822 Veterinary school in Utrecht opens

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1825 Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1841 Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres
  • 1843 Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
  • 1845 Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is founded at Yale College.
  • 1846 Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris)

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1849 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1862 US President Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians
  • 1864 Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC
  • 1865 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
  • 1866 Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed
  • 1870 Joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC)
  • 1873 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1
  • 1875 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
  • 1876 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn
  • 1876 City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time
  • 1876 US Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as pres (although Tilden won)

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1877 First recording made of the human voce - Thomas Edison reciting "Mary had a little lamb"

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1877 Washington Post publishes 1st edition
  • 1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
  • 1884 Aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Wash, DC
  • 1896 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
  • 1897 London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs.
  • 1903 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders

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1904 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1906 The British grant Transvaal self-government
  • 1907 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
  • 1912 China votes for universal human rights
  • 1913 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • 1914 German troops over run Lodz
  • 1916 German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest
  • 1916 World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 1917 French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
  • 1917 Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November

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1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins

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1921 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1922 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
  • 1922 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY

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1923 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1925 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • 1925 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • 1929 Turkey introduces female suffrage
  • 1930 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6

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1933 Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in US lifted

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1938 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands

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1938 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1939 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
  • 1939 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
  • 1940 Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia
  • 1941 Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore
  • 1941 NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
  • 1942 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
  • 1942 RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
  • 1944 US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall
  • 1947 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • 1952 Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
  • 1953 Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14

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1954 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

  • 1955 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing
  • 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances

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1956 Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
  • 1957 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
  • 1957 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
  • 1958 US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back
  • 1960 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
  • 1961 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) (1st African American to win)
  • 1962 US abandons Skybolt balistic missile program
  • 1963 Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
  • 1963 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • 1964 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
  • 1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 President Segni of Italy resigns
  • 1965 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
  • 1965 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • 1966 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1968 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
  • 1968 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
  • 1968 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • 1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
  • 1971 A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building
  • 1973 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect

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1973 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1973 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)

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1974 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1975 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1975 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 1976 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
  • 1977 South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
  • 1978 Spain adopts constitution
  • 1980 Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
  • 1980 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 502
  • 1981 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
  • 1982 Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin’ Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry
  • 1983 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
  • 1984 France performs nuclear test
  • 1984 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
  • 1986 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1987 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
  • 1987 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
  • 1987 Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1988 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1988 Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • 1988 Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
  • 1988 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
  • 1988 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown
  • 1988 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • 1988 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
  • 1989 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52
  • 1989 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
  • 1990 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1990 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
  • 1990 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • 1991 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
  • 1992 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • 1992 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
  • 1992 Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1992 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

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1992 SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1993 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
  • 1994 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
  • 1994 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • 1994 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995
  • 1995 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

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1995 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1996 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
  • 1997 6th SEC Championship Game: #3 Tennessee beats #11 Auburn, 30-29

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1998 Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 1998 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 2001 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 2003 8th Big 12 Championship Game: #13 Kansas State beats #1 Oklahoma, 35-7
  • 2003 12th SEC Championship Game: #3 LSU beats #5 Georgia, 34-13
  • 2005 Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
  • 2006 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  • 2008 13th Big 12 Championship Game: #4 Oklahoma beats #19 Missouri, 62-21

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2008 American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 2008 17th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #1 Alabama, 31-20
  • 2008 4th ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech beats #18 Boston College, 30-12
  • 2009 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)

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2009 Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

  • 2012 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
  • 2012 Typhoon Bopha’s death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced
  • 2012 A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania

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2013 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2013 A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea
  • 2014 10th ACC Championship Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35
  • 2014 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13