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This Day in History for December 6

This Day In History1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1876 – US Electoral College picks Rutherford B. Hayes as President, despite Samuel J. Tilden winning more votes.

1877 – 1st recording made of the human voice made by Thomas Edison 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.

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

1944 – US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall.

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 Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels.

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

1971 – Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as US Supreme Court justice.

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

1986 – 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami, Florida (QB)

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

1990 – “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s signature is sold for $23,100.

1994 – Orange County California files for bankruptcy.

1995 – 6th Billboard Music Award: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win.

2014 – 10th ACC Championship Football Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35.

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