On this Day in History, December 6

There are so many things that happened on December 6; kids were born, unfortunately, some lives were lost, authors released books, some people wedded, others divorced, the list is endless.

However, there are several events that made it to the history books. Check them out.

  • 1790 – The U.S. Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.
  • 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted.
  • 1917 – Finnish declared its Independence from Russia.
  • 1922 – The Irish Free State was established following the signing of the treaty between the British and Irish representatives.
  • 1923 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge became the first president to give a presidential address that was broadcast on radio.
  • 1947 – U.S. President Truman dedicated Everglades National Park in Florida.
  • 1957 – America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed when the satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.
  • 1967 – The world’s first pediatric heart transplant.
  • 1977South Africa granted independence to Bophuthatswana.
  • 1988Nelson Mandela was transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown.
  • 1989 – The worst mass shooting in Canadian history occurred when a man gunned down 14 women at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering.
  • 1989 – Egon Krenz resigned as leader of East Germany.
  • 1990 – Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, died.
  • 1990 – Iraq announced that it would release all its 2,000 foreign hostages.
  • 1992 – Germany’s primary political parties agreed to tighten postwar asylum laws.
  • 1995 – Michael Jackson collapsed while rehearsing for an HBO special.
  • 2017 – US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, announcing plans to move the U.S. embassy there.
  • 2017Starbucks opened its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, 30,000 square feet, 1/2 the size of a football field.
  • 2018Luxembourg was the first country to make all public transport free.
  • 2020 -US President Donald Trump ordered about 700 troops withdrawn from Somalia.

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