On This Day in History for December 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 125 of 125

  • 1987 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
  • 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

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1988 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1988 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • 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 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
  • 1990 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
  • 1992 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
  • 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
  • 1996 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1998 Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2001 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 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
  • 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

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