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This Day in History for December 6

1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery.

1876 – US Electoral College casts their votes in the disputed election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden; two sets of conflicting results are returned to Congress the next day.

1877 – Thomas Edison records himself reciting “Mary had a little lamb”

1877 – Washington Post publishes 1st edition.

1907 – Coal mine explosions in Monongah, West Virginia kills 361.

1922 – 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY.

1933 – Ban on James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in US lifted.

1939 – Cole Porter’s musical “Du Barry was a Lady” premieres in NYC.

1947 – The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

1955 – New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins “$64,000 Question” with topic of boxing.

1957 – 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up.

1960 – American League grants American businessman Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels.

1964 – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st airs on TV.

1973 – Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro Agnew who resigned over corruption allegations.

1981 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Miller Barber wins his first of 5 Champions Tour major titles by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer.

1988 – Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million..Eli Jacobs becomes CEO baseball team.

1994 – Orange County, California files for bankruptcy.

2017 – Starbucks opens its largest café in the world in Shanghai, 30,000 square-feet, 1/2 size of a football field.

2017 – US President Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, announcing plans to move US embassy there.

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