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Historical Events for December 6th

  • Year 1060 Calendar » Béla I of Hungary e.g Béla I is crowned king of Kingdom of Hungary in the Middle Ages called Hungary.
  • Year 1534 Calendar » The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • Year 1704 Calendar » Battle of Chamkaur: During the Mughal-Sikh Wars, an outnumbered Khalsa known as Sikh Khalsa defeats a Mughal Empire e.g Mughal army.
  • Year 1768 Calendar » The first edition of the 'Encyclopædia Britannica' is published.
  • Year 1790 Calendar » The Congress of the United States or U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
  • Year 1865 Calendar » The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
  • Year 1877 Calendar » The first edition of the 'Washington Post' is published.
  • Year 1884 Calendar » The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
  • Year 1904 Calendar » Theodore Roosevelt articulated his Roosevelt Corollary or "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.
  • Year 1907 Calendar » A Monongah Mining disaster called coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
  • Year 1916 Calendar » World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • Year 1917 Calendar » Halifax Explosion: A munitions explosion near Halifax (former city) e.g Halifax, Nova Scotia kills more than 1,900 people in the Largest artificial non-nuclear explosions Rank order of largest conventional explosions/detonations by magnitude known as larg
  • Year 1917 » World War I: USS Jacob Jones DD-61 6 is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine ship SM U-53.
  • Year 1921 Calendar » The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
  • Year 1922 Calendar » One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
  • Year 1928 Calendar » The government of Colombia Banana massacre called sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike action known as strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
  • Year 1941 Calendar » World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada declare war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
  • Year 1947 Calendar » The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • Year 1953 Calendar » Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel 'Lolita'.
  • Year 1956 Calendar » A violent Blood In The Water match called water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
  • Year 1957 Calendar » Project Vanguard: A Launch pad or launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • Year 1967 Calendar » Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • Year 1969 Calendar » Meredith Hunter is killed by Hells Angels during a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • Year 1973 Calendar » Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution known as The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the United States Sena
  • Year 1975 Calendar » The Troubles: Fleeing from the police, a Provisional Irish Republican Army called Provisional IRA unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London, beginning a Balcombe Street Siege called six-day siege.
  • Year 1977 Calendar » South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • Year 1978 Calendar » Spain approves Spanish Constitution of 1978 called its latest constitution in a referendum.
  • Year 1982 Calendar » The Troubles: The Irish National Liberation Army Droppin Well bombing e.g bombed a pub frequented by British soldiers in Ballykelly, County Londonderry or Ballykelly, Northern Ireland. It killed eleven soldiers and six civilians.
  • Year 1988 Calendar » The history of the Australian Capital Territory e.g Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
  • Year 1989 Calendar » The École Polytechnique massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal called École Polytechnique in Montreal.
  • Year 1992 Calendar » The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, is Demolition of Babri Masjid or demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1,500 people.
  • Year 1997 Calendar » A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
  • Year 2005 Calendar » Several villagers are shot dead during Dongzhou protests of 2005 or protests in Dongzhou, China.
  • Year 2005 » An Iranian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules e.g C-130 military transport aircraft 2005 Iranian Air Force C-130 crash e.g crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more on the ground.
  • Year 2006 Calendar » NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  • Year 2008 Calendar » The 2008 Greek riots break out upon the killing of a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a police officer.

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