Bengaluru, Dec 6: Today is Saturday, December 6, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:
1421: Henry VI, who became the king of England at the age of just nine months following the death of his father, was born.
1492: Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the island of Santo Domingo in the Caribbeans in search of gold.
1732: First Governor General of the East India Company Warren Hastings was born.
1862: US president Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who took part in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be executed on December 26.
1877: Thomas Alva Edison makes the first sound recording.
1884: Completion of the Washington Monument.
1889: Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, passes away.
1906: Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge takes his
first flight on Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite, the
Cygnet in Nova Scotia, Canada. He flew 168 feet in the air and flew
for seven minutes .
1917: Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in Tobolsk.
1921: 26 southern counties of Ireland become independent from Britain and form the Irish Free State.
1923: Presidential address was broadcast on the radio for the first time in the USA. The speech of Calvin Coolidge before the Congress was broadcast.
1938: France and Germany sign a friendship treaty.
1939: Britain agrees to send military help to Finland to fight a Soviet invasion.
1941: US President Franklin D Roosevelt makes a personal appeal to Japanese Emperor Hirohito to use his influence to avoid war.
1945: The United States gives Great Britain a loan of $3 billion to help compensate for the termination of the Lend-Lease agreement.
1952: First Indo-Soviet Trade agreement gets inked.
1956: Leader BR Ambedkar passes away.
1957: Vanguard TV3 explodes, thwarting the USA's maiden attempt to launch a satellite into Earth's orbit.
1962: India closes consulate in China.
1971: Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi recognises the new state of Bangladesh.
1973: Gerald Ford becomes the Vice-President of the US.
1987: MiG-29, re-christened 'Baaz', inducted into the Indian Air Force.
1992: The Babri Mosque is demolished in Ayodhya, sparking communal riots across the country. [22 years since Babri demolition: The nation has moved on]
1997: Nine persons killed and many injured in bomb blasts in three trains that left Chennai
1998: Hugo Chavez becomes the president of Venezuela.
Thirteenth Asian Games begins in Bangkok.
2006: NASA issues photographs from Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of water on the Red Planet.