What happened this day in history December 6

What are the important events that happened on December 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 6 is the 340th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 23, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,670,284,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 47 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,637 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 6 Historical Events

  • 1790
    The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1907
    A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
  • 1917
    Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1917
    World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine ship SM.
  • 1933
    U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
  • 1947
    The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 1957
    Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 1973
    The 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).
  • 1988
    The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government.
  • 2005
    Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.

Who were born on December 6?

  • 1586
    Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)
  • 1812
    Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1909
    Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (d. 2002)
  • 1945
    Larry Bowa, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948
    JoBeth Williams, American actress
  • 1955
    Rick Buckler, British drummer (The Jam)
  • 1956
    Peter Buck, American guitarist (R.E.M.)
  • 1966
    Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
  • 1971
    Carole Thate, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1982
    Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist

Who died on December 6?

  • 1618
    Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
  • 1675
    John Lightfoot, English churchman (b. 1602)
  • 1983
    Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    John Payne, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 1989
    Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (b. 1902)
  • 1991
    Sir Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 1996
    Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the National Football League (b. 1926)
  • 1997
    Willy den Ouden, Dutch freestyle swimmer. (b. 1918)
  • 2003
    Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 2005
    Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)

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