About December 6

December 6, 2021 is the 340th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 57 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 6

  • 1060
    Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1790
    The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 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 ship SM.
  • 1921
    The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
  • 1957
    Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 1969
    Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • 1973
    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 Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).
  • 1975
    Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
  • 1977
    South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • 1989
    The École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
  • 1991
    In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People’s Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city since May.
  • 2001
    The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    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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