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ⓘ December 6. 2004 - The US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is bombed, killing 12 people. 2001 – In Canada, the province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundlan ..




                                     

ⓘ December 6

  • 2004 - The US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is bombed, killing 12 people.
  • 2001 – In Canada, the province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 2011 - Elio Di Rupo becomes Prime Minister of Belgium. The country had, until then, been without an official government for over a year-and-a-half.
  • 2013 - The groups are drawn for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • 2017 - US President Donald Trump officially recognises Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.
  • 2005 - An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing 84 people on board and 44 on the ground.
  • 2008 – Riots erupt in Greece after the killing of a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a police officer.
  • 2005 – David Cameron becomes the leader of the British Conservative Party, succeeding Michael Howard.
  • 2005 - Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
  • 2006 – NASA reveals photographs of Mars from the Mars Global Surveyor, suggesting a liquid presence on the planet.
                                     

1.1. Births Up to 1900

  • 1608 - George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English soldier and politician d. 1670
  • 1890 - Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist d. 1951
  • 1730 - Sophie von La Roche, German writer d. 1807
  • 1642 – Johann Christoph Bach, German composer d. 1703
  • 1685 - Princess Marie Adelaide of Savoy d. 1712
  • 1721 - James Elphinston, Scottish educator and language expert d. 1809
  • 1869 - Otto Nordenskiold, Swedish geologist d. 1928
  • 1421 – Henry VI, King of England d. 1471
  • 1803 - Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony d. 1829
  • 1875 - Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot d. 1946
  • 1550 - Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer d. 1605
  • 1887 - Joseph Lamb, American composer d. 1960
  • 1876 - Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman d. 1932
  • 1892 - Osbert Sitwell, English author d. 1969
  • 1844 - Petko Voyvoda, Bulgarian revolutionary d. 1900
  • 1778 - Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist and physicist d. 1850
  • 1823 – Max Mueller, German linguist and scholar of Sanskrit d. 1900
  • 1835 - Germanus V of Constantinople d. 1920
  • 1640 - Claude Fleury, French historian d. 1723
  • 1721 - Guillaume-Chretien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer, botanist and politician d. 1794
  • 1881 - Helen Aitchison, British tennis player d. 1947
  • 1805 - Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, French magician d. 1861
  • 1887 - Lynn Fontanne, British-American actress d. 1983
  • 1792 – King William II of the Netherlands d. 1849
  • 1896 – Ira Gershwin, American lyricist d. 1983
  • 1889 - Max Pulver, Swiss psychologist and writer d. 1952
  • 1841 – Frederic Bazille, French painter d. 1870
  • 1478 - Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author d. 1529
  • 1853 - Haraprasad Shastri, Indian historian and scholar d. 1931
  • 1805 - Richard Hanson, Australian politician, 4th Premier of South Australia d. 1876
  • 1898 – Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-born photographer d. 1995
  • 1886 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet d. 1918
  • 1898 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist d. 1987
  • 1285 – King Ferdinand IV of Castile d. 1312
  • 1872 - William S. Hart, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter d. 1946
  • 1884 - Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2nd President of Israel d. 1963
  • 1900 - Agnes Moorehead, American actress d. 1974
                                     

1.2. Births 1901 – 1925

  • 1920 – George Porter, British chemist d. 2002
  • 1907 - Giovanni Ferrari, Italian footballer d. 1982
  • 1913 - Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor and radio host d. 2005
  • 1913 - Mykola Amosov, Russian-Ukrainian heart surgeon and author d. 2002
  • 1908 – Baby Face Nelson, American bank robber d. 1936
  • 1921 - Nobuo Matsunaga, Japanese footballer d. 2007
  • 1917 - Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman d. 2008
  • 1924 - Wally Cox, American actor d. 1973
  • 1925 - Andy Robustelli, American football player d. 2011
  • 1921 - Piero Piccioni, Italian lawyer and composer d. 2004
  • 1916 - Yekaterina Budanova, Soviet pilot d. 1943
  • 1922 - Benjamin A. Gilman, American politician d. 2016
  • 1920 – Dave Brubeck, American musician and composer d. 2012
  • 1919 - Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic and philosopher d. 1983
  • 1916 – Kristjan Eldjarn, 3rd President of Iceland d. 1982
  • 1904 – Eve Curie, French writer d. 2007
  • 1913 - Eleanor Holm, American swimmer d. 2004
  • 1908 - Pierre Graber, Swiss politician d. 2003
  • 1917 - Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader d. 1977
  • 1922 - Guy Thys, Belgian footballer d. 2003
                                     

1.3. Births 1926 – 1950

  • 1940 - Richard Edlund, American cinematographer
  • 1929 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-Austrian conductor d. 2016
  • 1938 - Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor
  • 1948 - Marius Muller-Westernhagen, German actor and musician
  • 1948 – Keke Rosberg, Finnish racing driver
  • 1934 - Nick Bockwinkel, American wrestler d. 2015
  • 1928 - Bobby Van, American actor and singer d. 1980
  • 1937 – Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer d. 2006
  • 1930 – Daniel Lisulo, Zambian Prime Minister d. 2000
  • 1933 - Daniel J. Kutyna, American general
  • 1947 - Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician
  • 1949 - Linda Barnes, American mystery writer
  • 1929 - Alain Tanner, Swiss movie director
  • 1926 - Marie Takvam, Norwegian writer d. 2008
  • 1931 - Zeki Muren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor d. 1996
  • 1936 - Bill Ashton, English saxophonist and composer
  • 1933 – Henryk Gorecki, Polish composer d. 2010
  • 1946 - Willy van de Kuijlen, Dutch footballer
  • 1946 - Martin Moore-Bick, English lawyer
  • 1949 - Peter Willey, English cricketer
  • 1942 – Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • 1945 - Shekhar Kapur, Indian director and producer
  • 1950 - Helen Liddell, Baroness Lidell of Coatdyke, Scottish politician
  • 1932 - Kamleshwar, Indian author, screenwriter and critic d. 2007
  • 1948 - Don Nickles, American politician
  • 1935 - Jean Lapointe, Canadian actor, singer and politician


                                     

1.4. Births 1951 – 1975

  • 1955 - Steven Wright, American comedian and actor
  • 1970 - Adrian Fenty, American politician, 6th Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • 1970 - Mark Reckless, English politician, UKIP MP
  • 1955 – Tony Woodcock, English footballer
  • 1953 - Geoff Hoon, English politician
  • 1969 - Torri Higginson, Canadian actress
  • 1952 - Craig Newmark, American computer programmer and businessman
  • 1974 – Jens Pulver, American mixed martial artist
  • 1952 - Edward Etzel, American competitive shooter
  • 1959 – Satoru Iwata, Japanese president and CEO of Nintendo d. 2015
  • 1958 – Nick Park, British movie maker and animator
  • 1967 - Judd Apatow, American director, producer, screenwriter and photographer
  • 1975 – Ashin 陳信宏 Chen Hsin Hung, singer from Taiwanese rock band Mayday
  • 1962 - Janine Turner, American actress
  • 1961 - David Lovering, American drummer
  • 1957 - Arabella Weir, British actress and comedienne
  • 1965 - Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1953 - Tom Hulce, American actor
  • 1957 – Andrew Cuomo, American politician, 56th Governor of New York
  • 1970 - Ulf Ekberg, Swedish singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer
  • 1970 - Michaela Schaffrath, German actress
  • 1956 - Randy Rhoads, American musician d. 1982
  • 1975 – Andrea Agnelli, Italian businessman
  • 1956 – Peter Buck, American musician in R.E.M.
  • 1971 - Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
  • 1955 - Anne Begg, Scottish politician
                                     

1.5. Births From 1976

  • 1994 - Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek basketball player
  • 1985 - Dulce Maria, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1995 - Joy Gruttman, German singer
  • 1979 – Francisco Yeste, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 - Steve Lovell, English footballer
  • 1976 - Alicia Machado, Venezuelan actress and singer
  • 1993 - Elian Gonzalez, Cuban figure in child custody case
  • 1986 - Sean Edwards, English racing driver d. 2013
  • 1994 – Raheem Sterling, English footballer
  • 2000 - Pablo Urdangarin y de Borbon, Spanish royal
  • 1978 - Ramiro Pez, Argentine-Italian rugby player
  • 1990 - Tamira Paszek, Austrian tennis player
  • 1997 - Sabrina Ionescu, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Federico Balzaretti, Italian footballer
  • 1991 - Coco Vandeweghe, American tennis player
  • 1976 - Colleen Haskell, American actress and producer
  • 1976 – Lindsay Price, American actress
  • 1977 – Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer
  • 1985 - Rudra Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 – Matt Niskanen, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 - Sabrina Mockenhaupt, German athlete
  • 1992 - Viktor Antipin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1986 - Georgia Horsley, English model
  • 1979 – Tim Cahill, Australian soccer player
  • 1988 - Sandra Nurmsalu, Estonian singer
  • 1982 - Susie Wolff, Scottish racing driver
  • 1992 – Johnny Manziel, American football player
  • 1992 – Britt Assombalonga, Congolese footballer
  • 1982 – Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist
  • 1996 - Stefanie Scott, American actress and singer
                                     

2.1. Deaths Up to 1900

  • 735 - Prince Toneri of Japan b. 1676
  • 1779 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, French painter b. 1899
  • 1862 - Claiborne Fox Jackson, Governor of Missouri b. 1806
  • 1889 – Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America b. 1808
  • 1882 - Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician b. 1819
  • 1675 - John Lightfoot, English churchman, academic and scholar b. 1602
  • 1882 – Anthony Trollope, British writer b. 1815
  • 343 – Saint Nicholas
  • 1550 – Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter b. 1502
  • 1868 – August Schleicher, German linguist b. 1821
  • 1771 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist b. 1682
  • 1748 - Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright b. 1674
  • 1799 - Joseph Black, Scottish physicist and chemist b. 1728
  • 1185 – Afonso I of Portugal b. 1109
  • 1879 - Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor b. 1814
  • 1855 - William John Swainson, English ornithologist and entomologist b. 1789
  • 1892 – Ernst Werner von Siemens, German inventor, scientist and businessman b. 1816
  • 1352 – Pope Clement VI b. 1290
  • 1672 - John II Casimir Vasa, King of Poland b. 1609


                                     

2.2. Deaths 1901 – 2000

  • 1951 - Harold Ross, American journalist b. 1892
  • 1993 – Don Ameche, American actor b. 1908
  • 1976 – Joao Goulart, President of Brazil b. 1918
  • 1926 - Claude Monet, French painter b. 1840
  • 1991 – Richard Stone, British economist b. 1913
  • 1924 - Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and screenwriter b. 1863
  • 1985 - Carroll Cole, American serial killer b. 1938 executed
  • 1989 - Marc Lepine, Canadian gunman b. 1964
  • 1990 – Tunku Abdul Rahman, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia b. 1903
  • 1921 - Jesse Carleton, American golfer b. 1862
  • 1983 – Raymond Roseliep, American poet b. 1917
  • 1949 – Lead Belly, American musician b. 1889
  • 1989 - John Payne, American actor b. 1912
  • 1983 - Lucienne Boyer, French singer b. 1903
  • 1988 – Roy Orbison, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter b. 1936
  • 1972 - Janet Munro, English actress b. 1934
  • 1961 - Frantz Fanon, Central African writer and psychiatrist b. 1925
  • 1956 – Bhimrao Ambedkar, Indian politician and social activist b. 1891
                                     

2.3. Deaths From 2001

  • 2012 - Miguel Abia Biteo, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea b. 1961
  • 2015 - Franzl Lang, German yodeller b. 1930
  • 2019 - Kimmi Lewis, American politician b. 1957
  • 2017 - Cy Young, American javelin thrower b. 1928
  • 2017 - Conrad Brooks, American actor b. 1931
  • 2010 – Don Meredith, American football player and television broadcaster b. 1938
  • 2013 - Nya Quesada, Argentine actress b. 1919
  • 2018 - Jose Castillo, Venezuelan baseball player b. 1981
  • 2017 - William H. Gass, American novelist, critic and philosophy professor b. 1924
  • 2016 - Peter Vaughan, English actor b. 1923
  • 2019 - Piet Huyg, Dutch footballer b. 1951
  • 2014 - Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game pioneer, inventor and engineer b. 1922
  • 2019 - Irena Laskowska, Polish actress b. 1925
  • 2004 - Raymond Goethals, Belgian footballer b. 1921
  • 2018 - Luis Valbuena, Venezuelan baseball player b. 1985
  • 2008 – Alexander Grigoropoulos, Greek youth murdered by a policeman in Athens
  • 2011 - Barbara Orbison, widow of Roy Orbison b. 1950
  • 2003 – Carlos Arana Osorio, Guatemalan politician b. 1918
  • 2018 - Ace Cannon, American saxophonist b. 1934
  • 2018 - Larry Hennig, American professional wrestler b. 1936
  • 2015 - Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress b. 1946
  • 2018 - Jim Meehan, American poker player b. 1952
  • 2013 - Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist and trombonist b. 1926
  • 2014 - Fred Hawkins, American golfer b. 1923
  • 2018 - Jose de Anchieta Junior, Brazilian politician b. 1965
  • 2005 – Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore b. 1923
  • 2019 - Stoyanka Mutafova, Bulgarian actress b. 1922
  • 2018 - Joseph Joffo, French writer b. 1931
  • 2018 - Pete Shelley, English singer-songwriter b. 1955
  • 2008 – Sunny von Bulow, American heiress b. 1932
  • 2010 – Hugues Cuenod, Swiss tenor b. 1902
  • 2019 - Ron Leibman, American actor b. 1937
  • 2007 - Katy French, Irish model b. 1983
  • 2017 - Johnny Hallyday, French rock musician and singer b. 1943
  • 2001 - Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman, sailor and environmentalist b. 1948
  • 2015 - Nicholas Smith, English actor b. 1934
  • 2005 - Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist b. 1932
                                     

3. Holidays and observances

  • Eastern Catholic Church – St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra – Patron of the Byzantine Catholic Church
  • Finland – Independence Day from Russia, 1917
  • Spain – Spanish Constitution of 1978
  • Canada – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
                                     
  • Belgium December 5 - Birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand December 6 - Saint Nicholas Day December 6 - Independence Day Finland December 6 - Constitution
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  • December 2 is the 336th day of the year 337th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. 1409
  • December 4 is the 338th day of the year 339th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. 771 Austrasian
  • December 7 is the 341st day of the year 342nd in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. 43 BC
  • December 5 is the 339th day of the year 340th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. 1082
  • December 3 is the 337th day of the year 338th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. 915 - Pope
  • December 11 is the 345th day of the year 346th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. 220
  • December 20 is the 354th day of the year 355th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. 69 - Vespasian
  • December 1 is the 335th day of the year 336th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. 800 Charlemagne
  • December 9 is the 343rd day of the year 344th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. 480 - Odoacer