On This Day: December 06th

This is 341st day of the year and 25 days remain in the year.

in history
Construction of the Washington Monument was completed.
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
A presidential address was broadcast on the radio for the first time when Calvin Coolidge spoke before Congress.
French impressionist painter Claude Monet died at age 86.
Gerald Ford was sworn in as vice president, replacing Spiro T. Agnew.
The destruction of a mosque in India by Hindu extremists set off two months of Muslim-Hindu fighting that claimed at least 2,000 lives.
Hugo Chavez elected president of Venezuela.
December 06 Birthdays
Dave Brubeck1920–, American jazz pianist and composer.
Patsy Takemoto MinkU.S. representative
Agnes Mooreheadactress
Joyce Kilmerpoet
Jean Eugene Robert Houdinconjurer and magician
Ira Gershwinlyricist
Gunnar Myrdaleconomist
Eleanor Holmswimmer

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.