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Historical Events In December - 06

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1849  Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland on this day in history.  

1862  Pres Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery  

1865  On December - 06 sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56  

1866  On December - 06 chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed  

1867  Giovanni Pacini, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54  

1870  Joseph H Rainey, first black in the House of Reps (SC) on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC)  

1870  On December - 06 william S Hart, actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)  

1872  William S. Hart (actor, director, silent screen star Wild Bill Hickock) was born This was the first TV show I watched in 1954 on December - 06.  

1872  On this day in history mikulas Moyzes, composer  

1872  On December - 06 william S. Hart (actor, director, silent screen star: Wild Bill Hickock) was born This was the first TV show I watched in 1954  

1873  1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1 on December - 06.  

1873  On this day in history manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24  

1875  44th Congress (1875-77) convenes on this day in history.  

1876  On December - 06 city of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time  

1876  On December - 06 the first crematorium in US begins operation, Washington PA  

1876  1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn on this day in history.  

1877  On December - 06 thomas Edison demonstrates the first gramophone, with a recording of himself reciting 'Mary Had A Little Lamb'  

1877  Washington Post publishes first edition on this day in history.  

1877  1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison) on December - 06.  

1880  The Edmonton Bulletin, the first newspaper in Edmonton and in the province of Alberta begins publication on December - 06.  

1882  On December - 06 atmosphere of Venus detected during transit  

1882  On December - 06 a Trollope, writer, dies  

1884  On this day in history aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Washington DC  

1884  On this day in history aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Wash, DC  

1884  Rose Schneiderman, NY state dept of labor sect (1937-44) on December - 06.  

1885  On this day in history albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)  

1886  On this day in history joyce Kilmer, US, (male) poet (Trees)  

1887  On December - 06 joseph Lamb, composer  

1889  Jefferson Davis, Pres of Confederate States (1861-5), dies at 81 on December - 06.  

1892  On December - 06 the birth of Sir Osbert Sitwell, British Writer  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  Hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874) was born on this day in history.  

1285  On this day in history birth of king Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)  

1421  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) was born on this day in history.  

1478  On December - 06 birth of baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)  

1550  On December - 06 birth of orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

1586  On this day in history birth of niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)  

1608  On this day in history birth of george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland  

1637  On December - 06 birth of sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  Death of Saint Nicholas on this day in history.  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1352  On this day in history clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies  

1531  On this day in history death of john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

1550  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on December - 06.  

1598  On December - 06 elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

1618  Death of Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

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