All About December 6th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
Hello and welcome to Time for the Holidays! Today we are discussing December 6th! If it’s your birthday, than Happy Birthday! If you are just hear because you are curious about the day’s history then read on! We will first go over the day’s holidays and observances, and the history behind them. Then we will talk about Sagittarius which is this day’s horoscope sign. The we will move on to the day’s historical events, celebrity birthdays, inventions and discoveries, and #1 songs and movies. Hope you learn something new about December 6th!
December 6th Holidays
- Miners’ Day
On December 6th the aim is to learn more about the danger of mining and bring awareness to the safety measure that needs to be taken to ensure miner’s safety. Learn more at https://www.msha.gov/.
- Mitten Tree Day
December 6th – We have all seen the Christmas trees that have mittens hanging, for people in need. This year if you can give to one of these people in need, then do so. If you are in need than hang up a mitten to get the help you need. Learn more of today’s history at National Day Mitten Tree Day.
- National Gazpacho Day
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables. It originated in the southern regions of the Iberian peninsula. Here is a recipe for you to try out. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/gazpacho-recipe-1937573
- National Microwave Oven Day
On December 6th we celebrate microwaves! In 1945, the heating effect of a high-power microwave beam was accidentally discovered by Percy Spencer, an American self-taught engineer from Howland, Maine. He was working for Raytheon at the time, when he noticed that microwaves from an active radar set he was working on started to melt a chocolate bar he had in his pocket. He then tried to cook popcorn, and the second was an egg, which exploded in the face of one of the experimenters. Read more about this at Wiki.
- National Pawnbrokers Day
A pawnbroker is an individual or business that offers secured loans to people, with items of personal property used as collateral. Today we celebrate those who help us stay financially secure.
- Put on Your Own Shoes Day
On December 6th you are encouraged to try to teach your kids how to put on and tie their own shoes. Watch this video for some helpful tips in teaching them!
- St. Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas Day, on December 6 honors the anniversary of the death of the third-century Catholic saint who inspired the modern versions of Santa Claus. On December 5th children leave shoes or stockings outside of their bedroom door or on the hearth, and sometimes with carrots or hay for his white horse or donkey, and hope that St Nick will visit and leave a small gift in them for the them.
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December 6th Zodiac Sign is Sagittarius
See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.
Time period: November 22 – December 21
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Birthstones: Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon, Citrine
Famous Sagittariuses: Scarlett Johansson, Hailey Baldwin, Jaime Lee Curtis, Nicki Minaj, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Miley Cyrus, Bill Nye, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Ozzy Osborne, Nostradamus, Walt Disney, Woody Allen and Mark Twain.
December 6th Trivia
- 1768 – The 1st edition of “Encyclopedia Brittanica” published in Scotland.
- 1849 – Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time.
- 1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
- 1877 – Thomas Edison records himself reciting “Mary had a little lamb.” You can listen to the recording here: Thomas Edison’s First Recording.
- 1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
- 1912 – The Nefertiti Bust, a painted stucco-coated limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten is discovered.
- 1923 – The 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge.
- 1938 – Actress Bette Davis divorces musician Harmon Nelson due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage.
- 1956 – Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in South Africa.
- 1957 – Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York was born in New York City, NY.
- 1962 – Actor Sean Connery weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar.
- 1971 – The song, “All I Ever Need Is You,” by Sonny & Cher was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Billboards.
- 1973 – The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.
- 1984 – Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, Glamour model was born in Danderyds sjukhus, Danderyd, Sweden.
- 1988 – Actor and comedian Robin Williams divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage.
- 1995 – Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special.
- 2006 – NASA makes public photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on the planet.
- 2008 – American pin-up model Bettie Page is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack.
- 2010 – A first edition of “The Birds of America” by John James Audubon auctions off at Sotheby’s, London, England, for £7,321,250 setting a record.
- 2012 – Typhoon Bopha’s kills up to 418 people with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced.
- 2013 – Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors.
- 2017 – Donald Trump’s administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
- 2017 – Starbucks opens its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, measuring 30,000 square-feet, which is 1/2 size of a football field.
- 2017 – “Supermassive” most distant black hole discovered by astronomers in journal “Nature”, 13 billion light-years away, 800 x bigger than the sun.
- 2018 – The first elephant to be born at Columbus Zoo as a result of artificial insemination was born.
- 2019 – A shooter at Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station killed at least three people and injured eight others before being killed himself by the police.
Michael Jackson collapses from exhaustion
yet still gets up to try to perform for fans.