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On This Day December 6: The Thirteenth Amendment, Washinton Monument completed, Ira Gershwin

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.


1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post is published.

First edition of The Washington Post

First edition of The Washington Post

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.

The Washington Monument while being built in

The Washington Monument while being built in 1884

1897 – London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.

The London cab back in

The London cab back in the late 1890s.

1907 – A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
1998 – in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez is victorious in presidential elections.
2006 – NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

WHO WERE BORN ON THIS DAY?

1886 – Joyce Kilmer, American soldier, author, and poet (d. 1918)
1896 – Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (d. 1983)
1905 – Elizabeth Yates, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
1908 – Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (d. 1934)
1917 – Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008)
1941 – Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)
1952 – Craig Newmark, American computer programmer and entrepreneur; founded Craigslist

WHO DIED ON THIS DAY?

343 – Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)
1882 – Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician, founded Credit Suisse (b. 1819)
1892 – Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded the Siemens Company (b. 1816)
1972 – Janet Munro, English actress and singer (b. 1934)
1988 – Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

 

1993 – Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)
2014 – Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (b. 1922)

PHILIPPINE HISTORY

EVENT:

1896 – The trial of Dr. Jose Rizal for rebellion and conspiracy that leads to his execution and martyrdom. Rizal was implicated in the August 1896 revolution by Andres Bonifacio’s Katipunan.

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