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December 6


1768   The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published.

1790   The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1865   The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1884   The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

Famous Birthdays:

1421   Henry VI (King of England)

1642   Johann Bach (Composer)

1962   Janine Turner (Actress)

1982   Ryan Carnes (Actor)

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