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December 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, December 6, 1923, Hasbro was founded?

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December 6th is officially Miners’ Day and Microwave Oven Day.

We’ve reached the 340th day of the year. There are just 18 days left until Christmas Day.

Here you’ll find some truly interesting historical events that happened on this unique day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1923, Hasbro was founded? It was initially called Hassenfeld Brothers and was established in Providence, Rhode Island.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 6th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on December 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2022

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of the Water premiered in London.

Released thirteen years after Avatar, The Way of the Water is the second of five films set in Cameron’s Avatar universe. It was celebrated for its dazzling imagery but was largely let down by its two-dimensional plot and characters.

2017

Scientists discovered the most distant supermassive black hole.

OTD in 2017: Scientists discovered the most distant supermassive black hole.

It’s estimated to be 13 billion light-years away and 800 million times the mass of our Sun.

2017

Starbucks opened its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, at 29,000 square-feet, which is 1/2 the size of a football field.

2010

A first edition of “The Birds of America” by John James Audubon was auctioned at Sotheby’s, London, England, for £7,321,250 – which took the record for any book at auction.

2002

Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, premiered.

1975

A six-day siege began in London when an IRA unit took a couple hostage in their flat while fleeing the police.

1969

The Altamont free concert occurred.

Three hundred thousand people attended this concert in California, which featured The Rolling Stones. However, the concert turned violent, resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injured.

1923

Hasbro was founded as Hassenfeld Brothers in Providence, Rhode Island.

It started as a company to sell textile remnants.

1921

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed.

OTD in 1921: The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed.

This treaty resulted in Ireland receiving dominion status and concluded the Irish War of Independence. The treaty included an opportunity for Northern Ireland to withdraw from the Irish Free State, which it took.

1917

Finland declared its independence from the Russian Empire.

Prior to this, Finland was the Grand Principality of Finland, an autonomous state within the empire. With the abdication of Russia’s Tsar during the February revolution, Finland believed they were no longer bound to the Russian Empire and decided to strike out on their own. On December 18, the Soviet Union finally recognized Finland’s independence.

1862

US President Abraham Lincoln ordered the hanging of 39 Santee Sioux Indians.

1849

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.

OTD in 1849: Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.

When she escaped her plantation in Maryland, she followed the North Star for 90 miles on foot until she reached Philadelphia. She went on to establish the Underground Railroad and freed over 300 slaves.

1735

Claudius Amyand performed the first recorded appendectomy at St George’s Hospital in London.

1534

Spanish conquistadors founded the city of Quito.

The city was first founded on August 15 as Santiago de Quito in another location, before being renamed San Francisco de Quito three days later. It seems indecisiveness was trending at the time, as it was then later moved to the location of present-day Quito by Sebastián de Benalcázar.

1060

Béla I was crowned king of Hungary.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Stefanie Scott? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1994

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Greek

Basketball Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Age:

28 years old

Born In:

Athens, Greece

1996

Stefanie Scott

American

Actress

Stefanie Scott

Age:

26 years old

Born In:

Illinois, USA

1993

Wesley Stromberg

American

Musician

Wesley Stromberg

Age:

29 years old

Born In:

Washington, USA

1985

Dulce María

Mexican

Singer

Dulce María

Age:

37 years old

Born In:

Distrito Federal, Mexico

Quotes

Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.

2000

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

South African President

Special Holidays

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

December 6: National Miner's Day
United States

National Miner’s Day

Life for miners might not be as rough as it used to be a century ago, but it’s certainly still not easy. National Miner’s Day appreciates all the hard work our men and women do to extract the precious vital resources from the Earth that we all rely on in our day-to-day lives.

December 6: National Microwave Oven Day
United States

National Microwave Oven Day

Microwaves seem to have a bad rap these days, but they’re still so universally crucial that most of us still have them in our kitchens. We think they’re pretty awesome – you can make popcorn, reheat your leftovers, or even try to cook in them if you’re brave!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The former dictator of Turkmenistan put some weird laws into place – including banning lip-syncing at concerts and outlawing opera, ballet, and circuses.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on December 6 shares the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

Sagittarians always possess a multitude of plans under their belt. These plan Bs and Cs serve to protect Sagittarians when things don’t go their way.

Anybody born during December has the Blue Topaz birthstone. This icy-looking gemstone offers prosperity and fortune to the wearer while also protecting them from harm.

Those who were born on December 6th were likely conceived the same year on March 15th.

The due date for a baby conceived on December 6, 2023, is around August 29, 2024.

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