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today is thursday, dec. 6, the 340th day of
2018. there are 25 days left in the year.
today’s highlight in history: Representatives, by a one-vote
margin, gave President George
On Dec. 6, 1907, the worst

W. Bush more power to negotiate
global trade deals. President Bush
dedicated the national Christmas
tree to those who had died on Sept.
11 and to service members who had
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in the line of duty.
in 1790, Congress moved to
ten years agO: President-elect
Philadelphia from New York.
in 1865, the 13th Amendment to Barack Obama said in a Saturday
radio and Internet address that
the U.S. Constitution, abolishing
he’d asked his economic team for
slavery, was ratified as Georgia
became the 27th state to endorse it. a recovery plan that would save or
create more than 2 million jobs.
in 1884, Army engineers
Indicted Democratic U.S. Rep.
completed construction of the
Washington Monument by setting an William Jefferson was ousted from his
aluminum capstone atop the obelisk. New Orleans area district in a special
election won by Republican attorney
in 1917, some 2,000 people were
killed when an explosives-laden French Anh “Joseph” Cao, who became
the first Vietnamese-American in
cargo ship, the Mont Blanc, collided
Congress. Heiress Martha “Sunny”
with the Norwegian vessel Imo at the
von Bulow, who’d spent the last 28
harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting years of her life in a coma, died in
off a blast that devastated the Canadian New York City at age 76.
city. Finland declared its independence
Five years agO: A day after
from Russia.
Nelson Mandela’s death at 95, South
in 1923, a presidential address was Africans of all colors erupted in
broadcast on radio for the first time song, dance and tears in emotional
as President Coolidge spoke to a
celebrations of the life of the man
joint session of Congress.
who had bridged the country’s blackin 1947, Everglades National
white divide and helped avert a race
Park in Florida was dedicated by
war. The Fender Stratocaster that Bob
President Harry S. Truman.
Dylan played at the 1965 Newport
in 1957, America’s first attempt at Folk Festival was sold at Christie’s for
putting a satellite into orbit failed
nearly $1 million — the highest price
as Vanguard TV3 rose about four
ever paid for a guitar at auction.
feet off a Cape Canaveral launch
One year agO: President Donald
pad before crashing down and
Trump declared Jerusalem to be
Israel’s capital, defying warnings from
in 1973, House minority leader
the Palestinians and others around
Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice the world that he would be destroying
president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew. hopes for Mideast peace. Time
in 1982, 11 soldiers and six
magazine named as its Person of the
civilians were killed when an Irish Year the “Silence Breakers” - those
National Liberation Army bomb
who had shared their stories about
exploded at a pub in Ballykelly,
sexual assault and harassment. A
Northern Ireland.
wildfire erupted in the exclusive Belin 1989, 14 women were shot to Air section of Los Angeles, the latest
death at the University of Montreal’s neighborhood of Southern California
school of engineering by a man who to find itself under siege from an
then took his own life.
outbreak of wind-driven blazes.
in 1998, in Venezuela, former Lt. tODay’s BirthDays: Comedy
Col. Hugo Chavez, who had staged performer David Ossman is 82.
a bloody coup attempt against the Actor Patrick Bauchau is 80.
government six years earlier, was
Country singer Helen Cornelius
elected president.
is 77. Actor James Naughton is
73. Actress JoBeth Williams is 70.
in 2001, The House of
mining disaster in U.S. history
occurred as 362 men and boys
died in a coal mine explosion in
Monongah, West Virginia.


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