Historical Events for 6th December 2018

963 – Leo VIII elected Pope
1875 – 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
1907 – Coal mine explosions in Monongah, West Virginia kills 361
1956 – Against the background of the Soviet invasion of Hungary the nations square off at the Melbourne Olympics in a famous water polo match; game called off with Hungary leading 4-0 and near riot halted by police; Hungary goes on to win gold medal
1968 – Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
1973 – NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn’t happen)
1987 – Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
1988 – Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
1992 – 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
1992 – 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die

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