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 This day in History - December 6
367 Historic Events for December 6
1917

Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)

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1917

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

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1918

Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner

Birth
1918

Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope)

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1918

Peter A Juten, office clerk/resistance fighter

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1918

Willem Oosterheers, resistance fighter

Birth
1920

Karel Kovarovic, composer, dies at 57

Death
1920

Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice)

Birth
1921

Otto Graham, AAFC/NFL QB (Cleveland Browns)

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1921

Nicolas A Pi¤a, Venezulian/Aruban songwriter

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1921

Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

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1922

1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation

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1922

1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY

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1923

1st presidential address broadcast on radio (Pres Calvin Coolidge)

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1924

Wally Cox, Detroit, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares)

Birth
1925

Record 73,000 pay to watch Chic Bears beat NY Giants 19-7

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1925

Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)

Birth
1925

Italy, Britain and Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)

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1926

Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)

Birth
1926

Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86

Death
1927

Jacques Bondon, composer

Birth
1928

Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)

Birth
1929

Mark Kopytman, composer

Birth
1929

Turkey introduces female suffrage

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1929

King Moody, NYC, actor (Shtarker-Get Smart)

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