December 6 is the 340th day of the year. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
+ 1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
+ 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
+ 1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
+ 1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
+ 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3.)
( Births )
+ 1896 – Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (d. 1983)
+ 1908 – Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (d. 1934)
+ 1921 – Otto Graham, American football player and coach (d. 2003)