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This Day in History: December 6

December 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1768 - The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  2. 1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
  3. 1884 - The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
  4. 1947 - The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  5. 2006 - NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyorsuggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Henry VI of England, Orazio Vecchi (Italian composer), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (French physicist and chemist), Frédéric Bazille (French painter), George Porter (English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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