On This Day In History, 6 December

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World Events Today

  • The American Daily newspaper, the Washington Post, was founded today in 1877
  • The Washington Monument was completed today in 1884, however, it was not officially opened for another 4 years
  • The Anglo-Irish Treaty, allowing for the establishment of the Irish Free State, was signed today in 1921

Entertainment Events Today

  • Ulysses, a modernist novel by the Irish writer James Joyce, was finally deemed as not being obscene, in a US court today in 1933
  • The Everglades National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was dedicated today in 1947 by the United States President, Harry Truman
  • An estimated 300,000 people, attended the Altamont Speedway Free Festival in California today in 1969, the event was sadly marred by violence and 4 deaths

Family Events Today

  • Henry VI, was born today in 1421 at Windsor Castle, he became King of England before his first birthday
  • The English International cricketer Andrew Flintoff, MBE, also known as Freddie Flintoff, was born today in 1977 in Lancashire
  • The American singer Roy Orbison, famous for hits such as Only the Lonely, Crying and Oh Pretty Woman, died today in 1988 aged 52

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pawnbrokers Day

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