Friday, December 6, 2013


Friday, December  06, 2013
AP Highlight in History:
On Dec. 6, 1998, Hugo Chavez, who had staged a bloody coup attempt against the Venezuelan government six years earlier, was elected president.
AP Photo/Jose Caruci
On this date in:
1790Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia.
1907The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va.
1923A presidential address was broadcast on radio for the first time as President Calvin Coolidge spoke to a joint session of Congress.
1947Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated.
1957The AFL-CIO expelled the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
1957America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1969A free concert by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway in Livermore, Calif., was marred by the deaths of four people, including a man who was stabbed by a Hell's Angel.
AP Photo
1973House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned after pleading no contest to income tax evasion.
1992Thousands of Hindu extremists destroyed a mosque in India, setting off two months of Hindu-Muslim rioting that claimed at least 2,000 lives.
1994Orange County, Calif., filed for bankruptcy protection due to investment losses of about $2 billion.
2003Army became the first team to finish 0-13 in major college football history after a 34-6 loss to Navy.
2004Al-Qaida struck the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, with explosives and machine guns, killing nine people.
2006The bipartisan Iraq Study Group concluded that President George W. Bush's war policies had failed in almost every regard, and said the situation in Iraq was "grave and deteriorating."
Today's Birthdays:
Director Judd Apatow ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up") turns 46 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini

Ray LaHoodSecretary of transportation68
James NaughtonActor68
JoBeth WilliamsActress65
Tom HulceActor ("Amadeus")60
Steven WrightComedian58
Peter BuckRock musician (R.E.M.)57
Andrew CuomoGovernor of New York56
Janine TurnerActress ("Northern Exposure")51
Colleen HaskellTV personality ("Survivor")37
Lindsay PriceActress37
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