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On This Day: December 06th

This is 340th day of the year and 25 days remain in the year.

in history
1884
Construction of the Washington Monument was completed.
1889
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
1923
A presidential address was broadcast on the radio for the first time when Calvin Coolidge spoke before Congress.
1926
French impressionist painter Claude Monet died at age 86.
1973
Gerald Ford was sworn in as vice president, replacing Spiro T. Agnew.
1992
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.
1998
Hugo Chavez elected president of Venezuela.
December 06 BirthdaysDave Brubeck

1920–, 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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