About December 6

December 6, 2022 is the 340th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 47 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.
  • 1240
    Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
  • 1704
    Battle of Chamkaur.
  • 1877
    The first edition of the Washington Post 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”.
  • 1897
    London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
  • 1917
    Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 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 performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • 1978
    Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
  • 1988
    The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  • 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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