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December 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on December 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1060
    Béla I is crowned king of Hungary.
  • 1240
    Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Daniel of Galicia and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
  • 1534
    The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • 1648
    Colonel Thomas Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King’s trial to go ahead; came to be known as “Pride’s Purge”.
  • 1704
    Battle of Chamkaur: During the Mughal-Sikh Wars, an outnumbered Sikh Khalsa defeats a Mughal army.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart’s army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1768
    The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • 1790
    The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
  • 1865
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
  • 1877
    The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
  • 1884
    The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
  • 1897
    London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
  • 1904
    Theodore Roosevelt articulated his “Corollary” to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.
  • 1907
    A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 1917
    Finland declares independence from Russia.
  • 1917
    Halifax Explosion: A munitions explosion near Halifax, Nova Scotia kills more than 1,900 people in the largest artificial explosion up to that time.
  • 1917
    World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine SM U-53.
  • 1921
    The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
  • 1922
    One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
  • 1928
    The government of Colombia sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
  • 1933
    U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada declare war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
  • 1947
    The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 1953
    Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel Lolita.
  • 1956
    A violent 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.
  • 1957
    Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 1967
    Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • 1969
    Meredith Hunter is killed by Hells Angels during a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • 1971
    Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi’s recognition of Bangladesh.

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