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Daily Calendar for Monday, December 6, 2021

Died

  • Jefferson Davis (served as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War)
  • Roy Orbison (musician)
  • Don Ameche (actor)
  • Phillip Berrigan (priest who fought Vietnam War and nuclear weapons)

Born

  • Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
  • Agnes Moorehead (actress)
  • Steven Wright (comedian & actor)
  • Nick Park (filmmaker & animator)
  • Janine Turner (actress)

Events

  • First international football game
  • Monongah, West Virginia, coal mine disaster killed 362 men. One of the worst in U.S. history
  • Ship explosion devastated Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed, giving Ireland dominion status and establishing Irish Free State
  • President Truman dedicated Everglades National Park in Florida.
  • The Burl Ives narrated holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer made its television debut
  • Kitty Hambleton reached 512.71 mph land speed
  • Gunman kills 14 women at University of Montreal

Weather

  • 5” snow, Savannah, Georgia
  • A windstorm on this day toppled the national Christmas tree on the grounds of the White House
  • Strong storms spread 60 mph winds throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio

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