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 President 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

CommunicationHistoric Communication

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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 12th SEC Championship Game: #3 LSU beats #5 Georgia, 34-13
  • 2003 8th Big 12 Championship Game: #13 Kansas State beats #1 Oklahoma, 35-7
  • 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.

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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
  • 2008 13th Big 12 Championship Game: #4 Oklahoma beats #19 Missouri, 62-21
  • 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 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13
  • 2014 10th ACC Championship Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35