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“6 December: What Happened On This Day In History?”


6 December: In a year, the 6th of December is the 340th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 341st day of the year.

What special day is today?

On this day, the Washington Monument was completed; NASA announces the presence of water on Mars, and finding of the oldest-known plague sample from five thousand years old body remains.

Famous birthdays include Judd Apatow and Shekhar Kapur.

December 4 also marks Constitution Day in Spain, Armed Forces Day in Ukraine, and Independence Day in Finland.

Let’s explore what happened today.

6 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 6 December

Art & Artists

  • 1884 The completion of the Washington Monument in the US capital city – Washington, D.C.
  • 1898Alfred Eisenstaedt, the photographer whose numerous photos were published in the famous magazine “Life” was born in Dirschau, West Prussia, Poland. He became one of the leading photojournalists in the world.

Science & Technology

  • 2006 The release of images by NASA shows that there is a reasonably fresh occurrence of water on Mars. The photographs were taken by the American robotic space probe Mars Global Surveyor.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1921 The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed by the British government and the leaders from Ireland such as Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, and others. The treaty made ground for the establishment of the Irish Free State. On this day, it got independent membership in the British Commonwealth.

People & Society

  • 1897 London became the world’s first city to run licensed taxicabs.
  • 1992 The destruction of the Mosque of Bābur (“the Babri Masjid”) in Ayodhya, India. The incident sparked religious riots across India.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1907 Over 350 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, West Virginia. Young boys constitute most of the persons killed.
  • 1997  A Russian cargo plane (Antonov An-124 Russian) crashed into a residential area near Irkutsk, Siberia that killed at least 67.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 2018 Oldest-known plague sample was found in the remains of a 20-year-old woman (found in Gokhem, southern Sweden) who lived at least 4,900 years ago. The news was published about it in “Cell”.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1956 India beat Pakistan in the field hockey final at Melbourne Summer Olympics. It was a consecutive sixth gold medal haul by India in the Olympics.

Birth Anniversaries (6 December)

  • 1421 Henry VI (King of England)
  • 1863 Charles Martin Hall (Engineer and chemist from America)
  • 1864 William S. Hart (American actor)
  • 1945 Shekhar Kapur (Indian director, producer)
  • 1967 Judd Apatow (Writer, director, and producer from America)

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Death Anniversaries (6 December)

  • 1779 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (French painter)
  • 1956  B. R. Ambedkar (Indian economist and politician)
  • 2001 Charles McClendon (Footballer from America)
  • 2012 Huw Lloyd-Langton (English guitarist)
  • 2015 Nicholas Smith (British actor)

What Special Day is Today: (6 December)

  • Constitution Day (Spain)
  • Armed Forces Day (Ukraine)
  • Independence Day (Finland)
  • Anniversary of the Founding of Quito (Ecuador)
  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)


The chronicle of the day (6 December) covers a lot of ups and downs in the world. It encompasses what happened to people, places, and the planet on this day in history.

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