December 09, 2014

This Day in History: 6th December


1. On this day, in 1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica was published.
2. On this day, in 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, banning slavery.
3. On this day, in 1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post was published.
4. On this day, in 1897 – London became the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.
5. On this day, in 1917 – Finland declared independence from Russia.
6. On this day, in 1953 – Vladimir Nabokov completed his controversial novel Lolita.
7. On this day, in 1967 – Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
8. On this day, in 1971 – Pakistan severed diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi's recognition of Bangladesh.
9. On this day, in 1992 – The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India, was demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1,500 people.

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