On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, Canada killing 1,700
  • Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November

Famous Birthdays

  • Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)