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  • 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.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1904

    Marie Curie

    Curie gave birth to their Second Daughter

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1904

    In December 1904, Curie gave birth to their second daughter, Ève. She hired Polish governesses to teach her daughters her native language, and sent or took them on visits to Poland.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Anglo-Irish Treaty

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1921

    The Peace talks led to the negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty (6 December 1921).




  • Ireland
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    First internationally recognized head of an independent Irish government

    Ireland
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1922

    On 6 December 1922, following the coming into legal existence of the Irish Free State, W. T. Cosgrave became President of the Executive Council, the first internationally recognized head of an independent Irish government.




  • Brunei
    Thursday Dec 6, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    Police Were Put on Full Alert

    Brunei
    Thursday Dec 6, 1962

    On 6 December, Morris heard the rebellion would start on the 8th. On 7th, similar information reached John Fisher, the resident of the 4th Division of Sarawak, based in Miri some 20 miles (30 km) west of Brunei. As a result, police were put on full alert through Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak, and Police Field Force reinforcements were flown from Kuching to Miri.




  • 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.




  • Spain
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1978

    Juan Carlos I

    The People ratify on The New Constitution

    Spain
    Wednesday Dec 6, 1978

    In 1978, the government promulgated a new constitution that acknowledged Juan Carlos as rightful heir of the Spanish dynasty and king; specifically, Title II, Section 57 asserted Juan Carlos's right to the throne of Spain by dynastic succession in the Bourbon tradition, as "the legitimate heir of the historic dynasty" rather than as the designated successor of Franco. The Constitution was passed by the democratically elected Constituent Cortes, ratified by the people in a referendum (6 December) and then signed into law by the King before a solemn meeting of the Cortes.


  • 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.


  • Iran
    Saturday Dec 6, 1980

    Iran–Iraq War

    Going on the defensive

    Iran
    Saturday Dec 6, 1980

    On 7 December, Hussein announced that Iraq was going on the defensive. By the end of 1980, Iraq had destroyed about 500 Western-built Iranian tanks and captured 100 others.


  • Bostan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Dec 6, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    Retaken The town of Bostan

    Bostan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Dec 6, 1981

    The Iraqis failed to properly patrol their occupied areas , and the Iranians constructed a 14 km (14,000 m; 8.7 mi) road through the unguarded sand dunes, launching their attack from the Iraqi rear. The town of Bostan was retaken from Iraqi divisions by 7 December.


  • 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.


  • Venezuela
    Sunday Dec 6, 1998

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Winning The 1998 elections

    Venezuela
    Sunday Dec 6, 1998

    South America in the late 1980s and early 1990s was just recovering from the Latin American debt crisis of the mid-1980s and many governments had adopted austerity and privatization policies to finance International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans. It was in this context that Chávez and MBR-200 (as the Fifth Republic Movement) won the 1998 elections and initiated the constituent process that resulted in the Venezuelan Constitution of 1999.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 6, 2005

    David Cameron

    The Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 6, 2005

    The next stage of the election process, between Davis and Cameron, was a vote open to the entire party membership. Cameron was elected with more than twice as many votes as Davis and more than half of all ballots issued; Cameron won 134,446 votes on a 78% turnout, to Davis's 64,398. Although Davis had initially been the favourite, it was widely acknowledged that his candidacy was marred by a disappointing conference speech.Cameron's election as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition was announced on 6 December 2005.


  • 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.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Monday Dec 6, 2010

    Muhammad Yunus

    NORAD Published a Statement Clearing Yunus and The Bank From any Allegations of Embezzlement

    Oslo, Norway
    Monday Dec 6, 2010

    On 6 December, NORAD (The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) published a statement clearing Yunus and the Bank from any wrongdoing on this point, following a comprehensive review of NORAD's support commissioned by the Minister of International Development.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 6, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 6, 2017

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, despite criticism and warnings from world leaders. He subsequently opened a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May 2018.


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