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On this day... December 6

Fun and historical facts for December 6th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
December 06, 2017 - 8:23 am
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DECEMBER 6th

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MINER’S DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • KING HENRY VI (1421-1471)
  • IRA GERSHWIN (1896-1983)
  • AGNES MOOREHEAD (1900-1974)
  • BABY FACE NELSON (1908-1934)
  • WALLY COX (UNDERDOG, MR. PEEPERS) (1924-1973)
  • STEVEN WRIGHT (1955, 62)
  • RYAN WHITE (1971-1985)
  • REBEKAH MERCER (1973, 44)
  • ALICIA MACHADO (1976, 41)
  • ELIAN GONZALEZ (1993, 24)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 343, SAINT NICHOLAS (SANTA CLAUS) DIES AT 73
  • IN 1732, THE FIRST PLAY PUT ON BY PROFESSIONAL ACTORS IN AMERICA DEBUTS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1768, THE FIRST EDITION OF ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA IS PUBLISHED
  • IN 1790, CONGRESS MOVES FROM NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1849, HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPES FROM SLAVERY IN MARYLAND
  • IN 1862, PRESIDENT LINCOLN ORDERS THE DEATH BY HANGING OF 39 SIOUX INDIANS
  • IN 1865, THE 13TH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDEMENT IS RATIFIED ABOLISHING SLAVERY
  • IN 1876, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES BECOMES PRESIDENT VIA ELECTORAL COLLEGE EVEN THOUGH HE LOST THE POPULAR VOTE TO SAMUEL J. TILDEN
  • IN 1877, THOMAS EDISON RECORDS HIMSELF RECITING “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
  • IN 1877, THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHES ITS FIRST EDITION
  • IN 1884, CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED ON THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT 36 YEARS AFTER IS WAS STARTED (IT STOPPED FOR 23 YEARS DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING)
  • IN 1889, JEFFERSON DAVIS DIES AT 81
  • IN 1907, 361 PEOPLE DIE IN A COAL MINE EXPLOSION IN WEST VIRGINIA
  • IN 1917, FINLAND DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM RUSSIA
  • IN 1923, CALVIN COOLIDGE GIVES THE FIRST EVER PRESIDENTIAL RADIO ADDRESS
  • IN 1933, THE FIRST PHOTO CLAIMING TO BE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER IS PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY EXPRESS
  • IN 1938, BETTE DAVIS, 30, DIVORCES HER HUSBAND HARMON OF SIX YEARS CITING CRUEL AND INHUMAN BEHAVIOR
  • IN 1941, THE NYC COUNCIL AUTHORIZES BUILDING IDLEWILD (KENNEDY) AIRPORT
  • IN 1947, EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK IS ESTABLISHED IN FLORIDA
  • IN 1956, NELSON MANDELA IS ARRESTED FOR POLITICAL PROTEST IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1957, THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT LAUNCHING A US SATELLITE EXPLODES
  • IN 1962, SEAN CONNERY (32) MARRIES HIS WIFE DIANE IN GIBRALTAR
  • IN 1964, “RUDOLF THE RED-NOSED REINDEER” DEBUTS ON NBC
  • IN 1967, DR. ADRIAN KANTROWITZ PERFORMS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL HEART TRANSPLANT IN THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1973, GERALD FORD IS SWORN IN AS VICE PRESIDENT AFTER SPIRO AGNEW RESIGNS
  • IN 1975, BOB AND ELIZABETH DOLE ARE MARRIED. HE IS 52 AND SHE IS 39
  • IN 1982, TED AND JOAN KENNEDY DIVORCE
  • IN 1988, ROY ORBISON DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 52
  • IN 1989, MARC LEPINE KILLS 14 WOMEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL, THE WORST MASS KILLING IN CANADIAN HISTORY
  • IN 1990, SADDAM HUSSEIN RELEASES ALL FOREIGN HOSTAGES
  • IN 1993, JUDITH RODIN IS NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE HEAD OF AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL
  • IN 1994, THE MALTESE FALCON IS SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $398,590
  • IN 1994, WARNER BROTHERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ADD A 5TH BROADCAST NETWORK, THE WB (LATER THE CW) WHICH DEBUTS A MONTH LATER
  • IN 1995, MICHAEL JACKSON COLLAPSES WHILE REHEARSING FOR AN HBO CONCERT
  • IN 1998, HUGO CHAVEZ IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA
  • IN 2006, PHOTOS FROM THE MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR SUGGEST THE FIRST PROOF OF WATER (AND POSSIBLY LIFE) ON MARS
  • IN 2008, BETTY PAGE HAS A HEART ATTACK AND IS HOSPITALIZED
  • IN 2009, HUGH JACKMAN /DANIEL CRAIG’S BROADWAY SHOW “A STEADY RAIN” CLOSES
  • IN 2013, POPE FRANCIS CREATES A PERMANENT POSITION ON HIS PAPAL COMMISSION FOR SOMEONE TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES
  • IN 2017, STARBUCKS OPENS A CAFÉ IN SHANGHAI WHICH IS HALF THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD

 

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