11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 6th December

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1790 - The United States capital moves from New York City to Philadelphia, where it stays until 1800

2. 1889 - Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, dies in New Orleans

3. 1921 - The Irish Free State, comprising four-fifths of Ireland, is declared - ending a five-year Irish struggle for independence from Britain

4. 1923 - The first US Presidential address is broadcast on radio (Calvin Coolidge) 

5. French impressionist painter Claude Monet dies at age 86

5. 1956 - Nelson Mandela and 156 others are arrested for political activities in South Africa

6. 1975 - Three armed men on the run from police burst into a flat in Central London and take people hostage in Balcombe Street

7. 1978 - The people of Spain vote in a national referendum to endorse a new constitution which ends years of dictatorship

8. 1983 - Surgeons successfully complete the first heart and lung transplant operation to be performed in Britain

9. 1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announces that all 3,400 foreign hostages held since the invasion of Kuwait are free to leave

10. 2002 - Winona Ryder is sentenced to community service for stealing more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills

11. 2005 - David Cameron becomes the new Tory leader

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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