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December 6th, 2006 (December 06 2006)EventNASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
December 6th, 2005 (December 06 2005)EventSeveral villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
December 6th, 2001 (December 06 2001)EventThe Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
December 6th, 1998 (December 06 1998)EventHugo Chavez Frias, Venezuelan military and politician, is elected President of Venezuela.
December 6th, 1997 (December 06 1997)EventA Russian Antonov An-124 transport cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
December 6th, 1992 (December 06 1992)EventExtremist Hindu activists demolish Babri Masjida 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, India which had been used as temple since 1949. Hindus believe this structure was built on the site of the birthplace of Lord Rama.
December 6th, 1991 (December 06 1991)EventIn Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People s Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city since May.
December 6th, 1989 (December 06 1989)EventThe Ecole Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lepine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
December 6th, 1978 (December 06 1978)EventSpain approves its latest constitution in a referendum.
December 6th, 1977 (December 06 1977)EventSouth Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
December 6th, 1975 (December 06 1975)EventBalcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.
December 6th, 1973 (December 06 1973)EventThe 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).Gerald Ford Quotes
December 6th, 1971 (December 06 1971)EventPakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi s recognition of Bangladesh.
December 6th, 1969 (December 06 1969)EventMeredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
December 6th, 1965 (December 06 1965)EventPakistan s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
December 6th, 1957 (December 06 1957)EventProject Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
December 6th, 1956 (December 06 1956)EventA 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.
December 6th, 1947 (December 06 1947)EventThe Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
December 6th, 1941 (December 06 1941)EventWorld War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
December 6th, 1933 (December 06 1933)EventU.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce s novel Ulysses is not obscene.James Joyce Quotes
December 6th, 1922 (December 06 1922)EventOne year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
December 6th, 1921 (December 06 1921)EventThe Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
December 6th, 1917 (December 06 1917)EventFinland declares independence from Russia.
December 6th, 1917 (December 06 1917)EventHalifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
December 6th, 1916 (December 06 1916)EventWorld War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
December 6th, 1907 (December 06 1907)EventA coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
December 6th, 1897 (December 06 1897)EventLondon becomes the world s first city to host licenced taxicabs.
December 6th, 1884 (December 06 1884)EventThe Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
December 6th, 1877 (December 06 1877)EventThe first edition of the Washington Post is published.
December 6th, 1865 (December 06 1865)EventThe Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
December 6th, 1849 (December 06 1849)EventAmerican abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
December 6th, 1845 (December 06 1845)EventAlpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is founded at Yale College.
December 6th, 1790 (December 06 1790)EventThe U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
December 6th, 1768 (December 06 1768)EventThe first edition of the Encyclop?dia Britannica is published.
December 6th, 1648 (December 06 1648)EventColonel 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".
December 6th, 1534 (December 06 1534)EventThe city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastian de Belalcazar.
December 6th, 1240 (December 06 1240)EventMongol invasion of Rus: Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
December 6th, 1060 (December 06 1060)EventBela I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary

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