This day in history - December 6

This day in history - December 6.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 6, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 6 were connected with events relating to the Move of Congress From New York to Philadelphia, Ratfication of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, First Publication of the Washington Post, Completion of the Washington Monument, Monongah Mine Explosion, Discovery of the Bust of Queen Nefertiti, Halifax Maritime Disaster, Sinking of USS Jacob Jones, Ruling by a U.S. District Court Regarding James Joyce's Ulysses and Death of Roy Orbison. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including George Washington, William H. Seward, Stilson Hutchins, George Washington, Robert Mills and Thomas Lincoln Casey, J. M. Mc Graw, Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Ludwig Borchardt, Haakon From, Aime le Medec, Hans Rose, David W. Bagley, John M. Woolsey, James Joyce and Roy Kelton Orbison.

Move of Congress From New York to Philadelphia - December 6, 1790: On this day in history, December 6, 1790, momentous events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, with regard to the Move of Congress From New York to Philadelphia. Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia on December 6, 1790, during the administration of President George Washington. Congress would move again, to Washington D.C., in 1800. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1790 were George Washington. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Move of Congress From New York to Philadelphia *** Date: December 6, 1790 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Ratfication of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - December 6, 1865: On this day in history, December 6, 1865, critical events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, regarding the Ratfication of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on December 6, 1865. This amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, and it's adoption was proclaimed by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1865 were William H. Seward. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Ratfication of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution *** Date: December 6, 1865 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Publication of the Washington Post - December 6, 1877: On this day in history, December 6, 1877, crucial events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, relating to the First Publication of the Washington Post. The Washington Post was founded on December 6, 1877, by Stilson Hutchins. A Sunday edition was added in 1880, making it the first newspaper in Washington to be published seven days a week. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1877 were Stilson Hutchins. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: First Publication of the Washington Post *** Date: December 6, 1877 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Media *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Completion of the Washington Monument - December 6, 1884: On this day in history, December 6, 1884, important events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, surrounding the Completion of the Washington Monument. The Washington Monument, commemorating George Washington, on National Mall, Washington D.C., was designed by Robert Mills and Thomas Lincoln Casey. The construction was completed, with the addition of an aluminium lightning rod, on December 6, 1884. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1884 were George Washington, Robert Mills and Thomas Lincoln Casey. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Completion of the Washington Monument *** Date: December 6, 1884 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Monongah Mine Explosion - December 6, 1907: On this day in history, December 6, 1907, crucial events took place today in West Virginia, USA, relating to the Monongah Mine Explosion. An explosion rocked two mines, of the Fairmont Coal Company, in Monongah West Virginia ob December 6, 1907. Of the 367 men officially in the mine, only 5 escaped, but with other people likely to have been in the mine unofficially, the estimate of the dead is beteween 362 and 550. No official cause has been identified. Pit Boss J. M. McGraw was among the dead. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1907 were J. M. Mc Graw. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Monongah Mine Explosion *** Date: December 6, 1907 *** Place: West Virginia, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the Bust of Queen Nefertiti - December 6, 1912: On this day in history, December 6, 1912, significant events took place today in Amarna, Egypt, respecting the Discovery of the Bust of Queen Nefertiti. The Limestone Bust of Queen Nefertiti, the wife of Pharoah Akhenaten, was discovered in Amarna Egypt on December 6, 1912. It was found by a German team of archaeologists, led by Ludwig Borchardt, in the workshop of the Pharoah's sculptor Thutmose. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1912 were Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Ludwig Borchardt. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the Bust of Queen Nefertiti *** Date: December 6, 1912 *** Place: Amarna, Egypt *** Category: Archaeology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Halifax Maritime Disaster - December 6, 1917: On this day in history, December 6, 1917, crucial events took place today in Nova Scotia, Canada, relating to the Halifax Maritime Disaster. French cargo shop SS Mont Blanc, commanded by Aime le Medec, was transporting explosive materials to New York when it collided with SS Imo, a Norwegian ship captained by Haakon From, in the Narrows near Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. A fire broke out on SS Mont Blanc which ignited the explosives and caused an explosion which devastated the local area killing approximately 2,000 people and injuring a further 9,000. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1917 were Haakon From, Aime le Medec. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Halifax Maritime Disaster *** Date: December 6, 1917 *** Place: Nova Scotia, Canada *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of USS Jacob Jones - December 6, 1917: On this day in history, December 6, 1917, significant events took place today in Brest, France, respecting the Sinking of USS Jacob Jones. American destroyer USS Jacob Jones, commanded by Commander Davis W. Bagley, was sailing from Brest, France, to Ireland when she was intercepted and torpedoed by German Submarine U-53, commanded by Kapitanleutnant Hans Rose. USS Jacob Jones was the first U.S. destroyer to be lost to enemy action. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1917 were Hans Rose, David W. Bagley. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Sinking of USS Jacob Jones *** Date: December 6, 1917 *** Place: Brest, France *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Ruling by a U.S. District Court Regarding James Joyce's Ulysses - December 6, 1933: On this day in history, December 6, 1933, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Ruling by a U.S. District Court Regarding James Joyce's Ulysses. Judge John M. Woolsey presided over a case, concerning freedom of speech, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on December 6, 1933. The case was to determine whether or not James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' was obscene. The court found that it was not obscene. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1933 were John M. Woolsey, James Joyce. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Ruling by a U.S. District Court Regarding James Joyce's Ulysses *** Date: December 6, 1933 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Roy Orbison - December 6, 1988: On this day in history, December 6, 1988, momentous events took place today in Tennessee, USA, with regard to the Death of Roy Orbison. American singer songwriter Roy Orbison, also known as 'The 'Big O', was famous for songs such as Only the Lonely and Oh Pretty Woman. Most of his hits came in the 60s, however he was successful in the 80s as part of the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. Roy Orbison died of a heart atttack in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on December 6, 1988. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 6, 1988 were Roy Kelton Orbison. Facts on this day in History December 6: Events on this day in history: Death of Roy Orbison *** Date: December 6, 1988 *** Place: Tennessee, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

December 6

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