Tuesday, December 6, 2011

6th of December

It is the 340th day of the year, with only 25 days remaining until the new year.

1768 - The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published.

1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 - The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877 - Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes on of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb.

1884 - The famous Washington Monument is finally completed.

1897 - London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.

1917 - In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1947 - The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

1967 - Adrian Kantrowitz, performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.

2006 - NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor, suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

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