On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Luxembourg is the first country to make all public transport free
  • Oldest-known plague sample found in 4,900-year-old remains of 20-year old woman in Gökhem, southern Sweden published in "Cell"
  • Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations is opened in Dakar by President Macky Sall
  • Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry explodes for franchise-record 238 yards & 4 touchdowns in 30-9 win v Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville; 99-yard TD run ties Dallas Cowboys HOF RB Tony Dorsett's longest run in NFL history

Famous Deaths

  • Ace Cannon, American saxophonist (Tuff Sax), dies at 84
  • Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, dies at 94
  • Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63