December 6 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
St. Nicholas Day - Weird
Put on Your Own Shoes Day - Weird
National Pawnbrokers Day - Weird
National Microwave Oven Day - Weird
National Gazpacho Day - Weird
Miners’ Day - Weird
Last day of Hanukkah Multiple [Show] Jewish Holiday
Last Day of Chanukah United states Jewish Holiday
St Nicholas Day United states Observance
Foundation of Quito Ecuador Local Holiday
Hanukkah VIII Israel Observance, Hebrew
King Bhumibol's Birthday observed Thailand National Holiday
Independence Day Finland National Holiday
Saint Nicholas Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
St Nicholas' Day Netherlands Observance
Constitution Day Spain National Holiday
Army Day Ukraine Observance
Hanukkah Ends - Jewish

Historical Events on December 6

  • 1768: The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published on this day.
  • 1790: The United States Congress moves to Philadelphia from New York.
  • 1865: Slavery is outlawed when the 13th Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified.
  • 1884: In Washington, D.C., the final touches are done to the Washington Monument as it is finished.
  • 1907: Over 360 coal miners are killed when a coal mine explodes in Monongah, West Virginia.
  • 1917: Almost 2,000 people are killed when a munitions factory explodes near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1917: The German sub SM U-53 torpedoes and sinks the American destroyer the USS Jacob Jones.
  • 1933: The novel Ulysses by James Joyce is determined to be not obscene thanks to a ruling by the court of United States Federal judge John M. Woolsey is born.
  • 1973: The U.S House of Representatives confirms Gerald Ford as Vice President of the U.S.
  • 2006: Pictures from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor suggest that liquid water may be on Mars.

Famous Birthdays on December 6

  • American soldier, poet and author, Joyce Kilmer is born in 1886.
  • Welsh occultist and author, Dion Fortune is born in 1890.
  • Swedish sociologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Gunnar Myrdal is born in 1898.
  • American actress Agnes Moorehead is born in 1900.
  • American author and journalist, Elizabeth Yates is born in 1905.
  • American gangster Baby Face Nelson is born in 1908.
  • American actress JoBeth Williams is born in 1948.
  • American author and playwright, Linda Barnes is born in 1949.
  • American director and screenwriter, Craig Brewer is born in 1971.
  • American mixed martial artist, Jens Pulver is born in 1974.
  • English actor and screenwriter, Noel Clarke is born in 1975.
  • American football player Syndric Steptoe is born in 1984.
  • Greek swimmer Aristeidis Grigoriadis is born in 1985.
  • American baseball player Adam Eaton is born in 1988.
  • Japanese voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki is born in 1988.
  • Austrian tennis player Tamira Paszek is born in 1990.
  • American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe is born in 1991.

Autumnal Equinox

Guy Fawkes Day

Black Friday

Giving Tuesday

Winter Solstice

Kwanzaa

Mardi Gras

Purim