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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1865

    Abraham Lincoln

    Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1865

    After implementing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln increased pressure on Congress to outlaw slavery throughout the nation with a constitutional amendment. He declared that such an amendment would "clinch the whole matter" and by December 1863 an amendment was brought to Congress. This first attempt fell short of the required two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives. Passage became part of the Republican/Unionist platform, and after a House debate the second attempt passed on January 31, 1865. With ratification, it became the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 6, 1865.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1865

    Juneteenth

    Thirteenth Amendment ratified

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1865

    Although this event is popularly thought of as "the end of slavery", the Emancipation Proclamation did not apply to those enslaved in Union-held territory, who would not be freed until a proclamation several months later, on December 18, 1865, stating that the Thirteenth Amendment had been ratified on December 6, 1865.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969

    Internet

    4-node network was connected

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969

    By December 5, 1969, a 4-node network was connected by adding the University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Building on ideas developed in ALOHAnet, the ARPANET grew rapidly.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1980

    Robin Williams

    First major performance

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1980

    His first major performance is as the title character in Popeye (1980). There, Williams showcased the acting skills previously demonstrated in his television work; and the film's commercial disappointment was not blamed on his performance.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1988

    Robin Williams

    Velardi's divorce

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1988

    Velardi and Williams were divorced in 1988. While it was reported that Williams began an affair with Zachary's nanny Marsha Garces in 1986, Velardi stated in the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind that the relationship with Garces began after the two had separated.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 2005

    Eminem

    Curtain Call: The Hits

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 6, 2005

    In 2005, industry insiders speculated that Eminem was considering ending his rapping career after six years and several Multi-Platinum albums. Rumors began early in the year about a double album to be released late that year, entitled The Funeral; the greatest hits album, entitled Curtain Call: The Hits, was released in December.




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