On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Supermassive" most distant black hole discovery announced by astronomers in journal "Nature", 13 billion light-years away, 800 x bigger than the Sun
  • Andrej Babiš is sworn as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Brazilian drug lord Rogério da Silva arrested in Rio
  • Britain's top Brexit negotiator David Davis admits there has been "no systematic impact assessment" on effects of Brexit
  • Skirball wildfire near Los Angeles closes the Interstate 405 as thousands forced to evacuate
  • Starbucks opens its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, 30,000 square-feet, 1/2 size of a football field
  • Time Magazine names their Person of the Year "The Silence Breakers", people who came forward to report sexual misconduct

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, announcing plans to move US embassy there

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), dies of complications from dementia at 89
  • William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), dies at 93