About December 6

December 6, 2024 is the 341st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 54 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 6

  • 1648
    Colonel 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”.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart’s army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1768
    The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
  • 1884
    The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
  • 1897
    London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • 1967
    Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • 1969
    Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • 1988
    The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
  • 1989
    The École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
  • 1997
    A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
  • 2005
    An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more civilians.
  • 2005
    Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.

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