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2008American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

1995Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

19231st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1825Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

1956Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

1904Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

1974George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

1938French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

1424Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews

1992SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

1988Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

1849Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

2009Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

1933Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in US lifted

1973Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew

1992San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

1833HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

December 6th Historical Events
Date Event
963
Leo VIII elected Pope 
1060
Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 
1160
Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas" premieres in Arras 
1196
Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood" 
1240
Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev 
1424
Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews 
1527
Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto 
1534
Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish 
1631
1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed 
1641
Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands 
1648
Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament 
1723
Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution 
1732
1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlies army retreats to Scotland 
1756
British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India 
1768
1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland) 
1787
Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor 
1790
The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
1822
Veterinary school in Utrecht opens 
1825
Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory 
1833
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata 
1841
Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres 
1843
Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens 
1845
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is founded at Yale College. 
1846
Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris) 
1849
Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time 
1862
Pres Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians 
1864
Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC 
1865
13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery 
1866
Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed 
1870
Joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC) 
1873
1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1 
1875
44th Congress (1875-77) convenes 
1876
1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn 
1876
City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time 
1876
US Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as pres (although Tilden won) 
1877
1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison
1877
Washington Post publishes 1st edition 
1882
Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit 
1884
Aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Wash, DC 
1896
D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura 
1897
London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs. 
1903
Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders 
1904
Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary) 
1906
The British grant Transvaal self-government 
1907
Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361 
1912
China votes for universal human rights 
1913
White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo 
1914
German troops over run Lodz 
1916
German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest 
1916
World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest. 
1917
Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day) 
1917
French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700 
1921
Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland 
1922
1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation 
1922
1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY 
1923
1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge 
1925
Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy) 
1925
Record 73,000 pay to watch Chic Bears beat NY Giants 19-7 
1929
Turkey introduces female suffrage 
1930
18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6 
1933
Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in US lifted 
1938
117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands 
1938
French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact) 
1939
5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB) 
1939
Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC 
1940
Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst 
1940
Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia 
1941
Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore 
1941
NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens 
1942
Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth 
1942
RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die) 
1944
US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall 
1947
The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated. 
1950
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud 
1952
Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata 
1953
Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14 
1954
Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt 
1955
NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing 
1956
"Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances 
1956
Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa 
1957
1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up 
1957
AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987) 
1957
Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions 
1958
US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back 
1960
AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels 
1961
27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) 
1962
US abandons Skybolt balistic missile program 
1963
Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans 
1963
Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba 
1964
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV 
1964
KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
President Segni of Italy resigns 
1965
2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125 
1965
Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level. 
1966
Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
1968
Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years 
1968
PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn 
1968
WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast 
1969
"Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances 
1969
300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test 
1970
Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106 
1971
Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice 
1971
A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building 
1973
Bahrain's constitution goes into effect 
1973
Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew 
1973
NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington DC (doesn't happen) 
1974
George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" 
1975
41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) 
1975
Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England 
1976
War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich 
1977
South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence 
1978
Spain adopts constitution 
1980
Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn 
1980
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 502 
1981
Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18 
1982
Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry 
1983
A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis 
1984
France performs nuclear test 
1984
Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage 
1986
52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB) 
1986
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1987
3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun" 
1987
Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec) 
1987
Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
1988
Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden 
1988
Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela 
1988
Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose 
1988
Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest) 
1988
Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown 
1988
STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission 
1988
Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles 
1989
Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52 
1989
Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal 
1990
NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning 
1990
Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages 
1990
Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100 
1991
"Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen 
1991
"Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres 
1992
300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die 
1992
81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1) 
1992
Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
1992
San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown 
1992
SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds 
1993
Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29 
1994
Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590 
1994
Orange County California files for bankruptcy 
1994
Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995 
1995
6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win 
1995
Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special 
1996
Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match 
1998
JC Penney Golf Classic 
1998
Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military and politician, is elected President of Venezuela. 
1998
87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1) 
2001
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador. 
2005
Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China. 
2006
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars. 
2008
American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack 
2009
98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0) 
2009
Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig 
2012
7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests 
2012
Typhoon Bopha's death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced 
2012
A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania 
2013
Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors 
2013
A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea 
2015
One dead, 29 missing in Azerbaijan oil explosion 
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