December 6 in History
1865December 6, 1865:
The state of Georgia becomes the 27th state to ratify the US Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment, which saw to the abolition of slavery.
1907December 6, 1907:
Over 350 people are killed after a coal mine in Monongah, West Virginia explodes.
1917December 6, 1917:
Finland declares its independence from Russia.
1933December 6, 1933:
A US federal judge rules that the novel, “Ulysses” by James Joyce is not obscene.
1969December 6, 1969:
An audience member at the Altamont rock festival in California is stabbed to death by a Hells Angel motorcycle gang member during a performance by the Rolling Stones.
1973December 6, 1973:
Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as the United States’ vice president following the resignation of his predecessor, Spiro T. Agnew.
1988December 6, 1988:
Comedian and actor Robin Williams divorces his wife of ten years, Valerie Velardi.
1992December 6, 1992:
Hindu fundamentalists destroy the Babri Masjid (also known as the Mosque of Babur) resulting in Hindu-Muslim riots across India.
1995December 6, 1995:
King of Pop, Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for a performance for an HBO Special.
2002December 6, 2002:
The American comedy-drama film, “Adaptation” is premiered in Canada.