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6 December

963 – Rome – Leo VIII appointed anti-Pope by Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_VIII

1060 – Hungary – Coronation of Béla I. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_I_of_Hungary

1240 – Russia – Siege of Kiev ended (Mongol Invasion of Rus’). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kiev_(1240)

1352 – Rome/Avignon – Pope Clement VI died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_VI

1534 – Ecuador – Quito founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quito

1648 – England – Pride’s Purge. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/civilwar/overview/prides-purge/

1704 – India – Battle of Chamkaur (Mughal-Sikh War).. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamkaur

1768 – UK – First edition of Encyclopædia Britannica pubished. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6536532/Encyclopaedia-Britannica-1768-10-weird-facts.html

1790 – USA – US Congress moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Senate_Moves_To_Philidelphia.htm

1877 – USA – Washington Post first published. http://www.ghco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=62487&p=irol-history1875

1884 – USA – Washington Monument completed. http://www.nps.gov/wamo/learn/historyculture/index.htm

1907 – USA – Coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, 362 killed. https://youtu.be/8Nq2ryRSdpk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongah_mining_disaster

1916 – UK – David Lloyd George became Prime Minister (Liberal). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/david-lloyd-george

1917 – Finland – Independence from Russia. http://finland.fi/life-society/main-outlines-of-finnish-history/


1917 – Canada – Munitions ship explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1,900 killed (WWI). https://youtu.be/X2GkA14zKz0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/

1917 – Celtic Sea – USS Jacob Jones sank, 64 killed. (WWI). http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/jjones.htm

1918 – Canada – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre Vancouver Island, British Columbia. http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/historic-historique/events/19181206-eng.php

1921 – UK – Anglo-Irish Treat signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Irish_Treaty

1928 – Colombia – Banana Massacre ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_massacre

1941 – UK – Declared war on Finland (WWII).

1941 – Indonesia – Dutch Navy plane crashed at Tandjong Pandan, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19411206-0

1944 – UK – RAF plane near Cosby, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441206-1

1944 – Belgium – Two USAAF planes near Liège-Bierset Advanced Landing Ground A-93, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441206-0

1948 – Italy – ALI plane crashed at Milano-Linate Airport, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481206-0

1951 – France – USAF plane crashed near Marseille, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511206-0

1952 – Bermuda – Cubana de Aviacion plane crashed off Bermuda-Kindley Fieldt, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521206-1


1957 – USA – Vanguard TV3 explosion. https://youtu.be/UaaHDtDjIHs https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=VAGT3

1953 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre in Calama, 3 killed.

1975 – UK – Balcombe Street Siege began (The Troubles). http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/6/newsid_4261000/4261478.stm

1982 – Northern Ireland – Droppin’ Well pub, Ballykelly bombed by Irish National Liberation Army, 11 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/droppin_well


1989 – Canada – Gunman at École Polytechnique, Montreal, 14 killed. http://youtu.be/KBZdnc4HsIE  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/03/montreal-massacre-canadas-feminists-remember

1997 – Russia – Russian Air Force plane crashed near Irkutsk-2 Airport, 68 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19971206-0


2005 – Iran – IRIAF plane crashed in Tehran, 106 killed. http://youtu.be/9ZKf0s4aqkU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20051206-0

2008 – Greece – Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Greek_riots#Third_week