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”.
  • 1704
    Battle of Chamkaur.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
  • 1947
    The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 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).
  • 1978
    Spain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
  • 1982
    Droppin Well bombing: The Irish National Liberation Army detonate a bomb in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British soldiers and six civilians.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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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