2021 December

December 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 6

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

We’ve reached the 340th day of the year. There are just 19 days left until Christmas Day.

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

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 interesting facts about December 6th in history!

What Happened On December 6 In History?

2017

Supermassive, the most distant black hole discovery was announced by astronomers in journal “Nature”.

It's estimated to be 13 billion light-years away and 800 times larger than our Sun.
Source NASA
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.

1969

The Altamont free concert occurred.

300,000 people attended this concert in California which featured The Rolling Stones. However, the concert turned violent, resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injured.
Source Forbes
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.
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

The first recorded appendectomy was performed by Claudius Amyand at St George’s Hospital in London.

1060

Béla I was crowned king of Hungary.

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