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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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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