On December 6:
1534 The city of
Quito in Ecuador was founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1648 Colonel Pride of the
New Model Army purged the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King’s trial to go ahead; came to be known as “ Pride’s Purge“.
Colonel Pride refusing admission to the Presbyterian members of the Long Parliament . (Engraving, c. 1652)
1768 The first edition of the
was published. Encyclopædia Britannica
1849 American abolitionist
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.
1877 The first edition of the
Washington Post was published.
Washington Monument in Washington D.C. was completed.
London became the world’s first city to host licenced taxicabs.
Agnes Moorehead, American actress, was born.
As Endora in Bewitched (1965)
Finland declared independence from Russia.
Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion killed more than 1900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
Irish Free State came into existence
1933 U.S. federal judge
John M. Woolsey ruled that the James Joyce‘s novel was not obscene. Ulysses
1935 New Zealand’s
first Labour government took office with Michael Josepph Savage as Prime Minister.
Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated.
École Polytechnique Massacre (or Montreal Massacre): an anti-feminist gunman murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military officer and politician, was elected President of Venezuela.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.