Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
The Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev has returned to London, where he is expected to seek asylum. He was arrested but released soon afterwards on bail paid by Vanessa Redgrave.
Extremist Hindu activists demolish Babri Masjid – a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, India, which had been used as a temple since 1949, leading to widespread communal violence, including the Mumbai Riots, in all killing over 1500 people.
Thursday, December 6, 1979
Wednesday, December 6, 1978
Two million demonstrate against the Shah in Iran
Thursday, December 6, 1973
Saturday, December 6, 1969
The Altamont Free Concert
is held at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. Hosted by the Rolling Stones
, it is an attempt at a Woodstock West and is best known for the uproar of violence that occurred. It is viewed by many as the end of the sixties.
Tuesday, December 6, 1966
Barbados is admitted to the United Nations.
The 1-hour stop-motion animated special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", based on the popular Christmas song, premieres on NBC. It becomes a beloved Christmas tradition, still being shown on television more than 40 years later.
Saturday, December 6, 1958
The 3rd launch of a Thor-Able
rocket, carrying Pioneer 2
, is unsuccessful due to a 3rd stage ignition failure.
First U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails, the rocket blowing up on the launch pad.
Thursday, December 6, 1951
Saturday, December 6, 1947
Saturday, December 6, 1941
The United Kingdom declares war on Finland.
WWII: HMS Perseus (N36)is sunk by a mine
Soviet counterattacks begin against German troops encircling Moscow. The Wehrmacht
is subsequently pushed back over 200 miles.
British submarine is sunk near Taranto
Tuesday, December 6, 1938
German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop visits Paris, where he is allegedly informed by French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet that France now recognizes all of Eastern Europe as being in Germany's exclusive sphere of influence. Bonnet's alleged statement (Bonnet always denied making the remark) to Ribbentrop is a major factor in German policy in 1939.
Following elections in the Lithuanian city of Memel the Lithuanian Nazi party wins over 90% of the votes.
Wednesday, December 6, 1922
The Irish Free State officially comes into existence. George V becomes the Free State's monarch. Tim Healy is appointed first Governor-General of the Irish Free State and W. T. Cosgrave becomes President of the Executive Council.
Tuesday, December 6, 1904
Theodore Roosevelt announced his Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.
Saturday, December 6, 1884
The Washington Monument is completed.
Wednesday, December 6, 1882
The British Chartered Institute of Patent Agents is founded (now called Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys).
Zulu king Cetshwayo returns to South Africa.
Pogroms in Southern Russia end.
A peace treaty is signed between Paraguay and Uruguay
St Andrew's Ambulance Association in Glasgow, Scotland, and St. John Ambulance in Canada are founded.
The last transit of the planet Venus
until 2004 occurs.
Wednesday, December 6, 1876
The first cremation in the United States takes place in a crematory built by Francis Julius LeMoyne.
Paraguayan War ndash Battle of Itororó or Ytororó: Field-Marshal Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias leads 13,000 Brazilian troops against a Paraguayan fortified position of 5,000 troops.
Tuesday, December 6, 1853
Taiping Rebellion: French minister de Bourboulon arrives at the Heavenly Capital aboard the "Cassini".
Saturday, December 6, 1851
The trial of Hélène Jégado
begins she is eventually sentenced to death and executed by guillotine.
Saturday, December 6, 1845
Thursday, December 6, 1821
The South Orkney Islands are discovered by George Powell and Nathaniel Palmer.
Saturday, December 6, 1788
Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792
: The Ottoman fortress of Özi
falls to the Russians after a prolonged siege and a murderous storm with a temperature of -23 degrees C.
Thursday, December 6, 1759
Carrington Bowles publishes "A Journey Through Europe", a board game designed by John Jeffreys
, the earliest board game whose designer's name is known.
Churton Town, the Orange County, North Carolina county seat laid out in 1754, is renamed Childsburgh in honor of North Carolina attorney general Thomas Child. It is later renamed Hillsborough in 1766.
Madame du Coudray
publishes "Abrégé de l'art des accouchements" (The Art of Obstetrics) and the French government authorizes her to carry her instruction throughout the realm and promises financial support.
The Guinness Brewery is founded by Arthur Guinness in St. James's Gate, Dublin, Ireland.
Wednesday, December 6, 1741
Tuesday, December 6, 1718
After the death of Charles XII on November 30, Ulrika Eleonora becomes Queen of Sweden.
King James I of Great Britain sends Sir Thomas Roe as his ambassador to the Mughal court of Jahangir.
The second volume of Miguel Cervantes
' "Don Quixote
(El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha)" is published, and is as successful as the first. "Don Quixote
" eventually becomes the only truly famous work its author ever wrote.
The Grolsch Brewery is founded in Groenlo, Netherlands.
is created as the first "King's Gunfounder"
Austrian merchants receive economic privileges in Turkey
Tuesday, November 26, 1560 (Julianian calendar)
The first scientific society, the Academia Secretorum Naturae, is founded in Naples by Giambattista della Porta.
The oldest surviving violin
(dated inside), known as the "Charles IX", is made in Cremona
, in northern Italy
The first tulip bulb is brought from Turkey to the Netherlands "(probable date)".
Thursday, November 26, 1534 (Julianian calendar)
Martin Luther's translation of the complete Christian Bible into German appears. He had published the New Testament in 1522.
Over 200 Spanish settlers led by conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar found what is now Quito, Ecuador.
First book printed in Yiddish
), "Mirkevet ha-Mishneh", a Tanakh
concordance by rabbi Asher Anchel, translating difficult phrases in biblical Hebrew
Sunday, November 27, 1491 (Julianian calendar)
King Charles VIII of France marries Anne of Brittany, forcing her to break her marriage with Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, thus incorporating Brittany into the kingdom of France.
Sunday, November 28, 1344 (Julianian calendar)
Five-year-old Erik Magnusson
, the eldest son of king Magnus IV of Sweden
, is appointed heir to the Swedish throne, even though Sweden, at this time, is an elective monarchy.
King Edward III of England
introduces three new gold coins, the florin
, and helm
. Unfortunately the amount of gold in the coins does not match their value of 6 shillings, 3 shillings, and 1 shilling and sixpence, so they have to be withdrawn and mostly melted down by August of this year.
Wednesday, November 29, 1273 (Julianian calendar)
The "Congregatio Regni tocius Sclavonie Generalis" with its decisions "(statuta et constitutiones)", is the oldest surviving document written by the Croatian parliament
The Constantinople suburb of Beyoğlu (then known as Pera) is given to the Republic of Genoa by the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus, in return for Genoa's support of the Empire after the Fourth Crusade and the sacking of Constantinople.
quits his writing of "Summa Theologica" mdash a master work of Catholic
theology mdash leaving it unfinished
after having a mystical experience during Mass.
Thursday, November 30, 1060 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, December 1, 963 (Julianian calendar)