eso ha pasado un 06 Diciembre

1865 : End of slavery in the United States

On December 6, 1865, eight months after the end of the Civil War, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting slavery throughout the country was ratified.

1907 : Explosion in a mine in West Virginia

On December 6, 1907, an explosion caused by a firedamp occured in a coal mine in Monongah, West Virginia. 362 miners were killed.

1917 : Explosion of ships in Canadian harbour

On December 6, 1917, a French freighter, the Mont Blanc and a Belgian ship, the Imo, both carrying ammunition, collided in the fog in Halifax Harbour in Canada. The resulting explosion blew the surrounding buildings and killed more than 1800 people and injured 8000 others.

1989 : Massacre at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal

On December 6, 1989, a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle bursts at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, killing 14 female students and wounded 12 others before killing himself, out of hatred of women. The anniversary of the killing is a national day in Canada: the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

Actualidad del día : 06 Diciembre

Saint Nicholas Day
December 6 is the Saint Nicholas Day in Eastern and Northern Europe. On this day, we offer gifts and candy to children.
Independance Day in Finland
December 6 is Independence Day in Finland which commemorates its independence gained against Russia on Dec. 6, 1917.

Cita del día : 06 Diciembre

Stéphane Guillon
If the humor ends where malice starts, it remains nothing for me.

Cumpleaños : 06 Diciembre

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Químico y físico francés (1778)
Frédéric Bazille, Pintor francés (1841)
William S. Hart, Actor americano (1864)
Joyce Kilmer, Poeta americano (1886)
Ira Gershwin, Letrista estadounidense (1896)
Agnes Moorehead, Actriz americana (1900)
Eve Curie, Escritora francesa (1906)
Yekaterina Budanova, As de la aviación soviética durante la 2 ª Guerra Mundial (1916)
Kamal Jumblatt, Político libanés (1917)
George Porter, Químico inglés, Premio Nobel (1920)
Philippe Bouvard, Periodista francés (1929)
Shekhar Kapur, Director de cine indio (1945)
Guy Drut, Atleta y político francés (1950)
Peter Buck, Músico estadounidense (R.E.M.) (1956)
Martin Hirsch, Político francés (1963)
Stéphane Guillon, Humorista francés (1963)
Alicia Machado, Actriz venezolana (1976)
Alberto Contador, Ciclista español (1982)

Nos han dejado un 06 Diciembre

Jean Siméon Chardin, Pintor francés (1779)
Anthony Trollope, Escritor inglés (1882)
Jefferson Davis, Presidente de los Estados Confederados de América durante la Guerra Civil (1889)
Werner von Siemens, Industrial e inventor alemán (1892)
Janet Munro, Actriz inglesa (1972)
Lucienne Boyer, cantante francesa (1983)
Tunku Abdul Rahman, Primer Primer Ministro de Malasia (1990)
Don Ameche, Actor americano (1993)
César, Escultor francés (1998)
Werner Klemperer, Actor alemán (2000)
Peter Blake, Navigator de Nueva Zelanda (2001)
Raymond Goethals, Entrenador de fútbol belgo (2004)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed