Events of This Day in History for 6th December

963 – Leo VIII elected Pope

1060 – Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary

1492 – Haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas

1527 – Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto

1756 – British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India

1768 – 1st edition of “Encyclopedia Brittanica” published (Scotland)

1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1820 – US president James Monroe re-elected

1862 – Pres Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians

1864 – Battle of Deveaux’s Neck, SC

1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery

1877 – 1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

1922 – 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY

1923 – 1st presidential address broadcast on radio (Pres Calvin Coolidge)

1953 – Brown’s Lou “Toe” Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14

1954 – Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

1964 – President Segni of Italy resigns

1965 – 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125

1965 – Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim
students from primary to graduate level.

1966 – Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium

1983 – A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis

1984 – France performs nuclear test

1994 – Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590

1994 – Orange County California files for bankruptcy

1994 – Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

1995 – 6th Billboard Music Awards

1995- King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1995 – Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

1996 – Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match

1998 – JC Penney Golf Classic

1998 – Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military and politician, is elected President of Venezuela.

2001 – The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.