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December 6th

December 6th is the 340th day of the year (341st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 6th

1421 Henry VI (King of England 1422-1461 and 1470-1471, disputed King of France 1422-1453)

1896 Ira Gershwin (musician, lyricist)

1908 Lester Joseph Gillis ("Baby+Face+Nelson") (gangster, bank robber)

1920 Dave Brubeck (musician - Dave Brubeck Quartet)

1945 Shekhar Kapur (film-maker)

1951 Gerry Francis (soccer player and manager)

1956 Randy Rhoads (guitarist)

1958 Nick Park (film-maker - Wallace and Gromit)

1959 Satoru Iwata (games programmer, businessman)

1975 Noel Clarke (actor)

1979 Tim Cahill (soccer player)

December 6th in History

1768 First edition of Encyclopædia Britannica published.

1790 US Congress moves from New York to Philadelphia.

1865 13th Amendment to US Constitution, banning slavery, is ratified.

1884 The Washington Monument is completed.

Washington Monument

1917 Finland declares its independence from Russia.

1922 Irish Free State comes into existence.

1941 UK declares war on Finland (in response to Finland fighting the USSR in the Continuation War).

1992 Hindu activists demolish Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, India.

December 6th is also

Constitution Day (Spain)

Independence Day (Finland)

Feast of Saint Nicholas (Catholicism)

Saint Nicholas


People born on December 6th are Sagittarius


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