December 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1947: Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Truman.

In 1790: Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia.

In 1884: Army engineers completed construction of the Washington monument.

In 1957: America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

In 1957: AFL-CIO members voted to expel the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Teamsters were readmitted in 1987.

In 1973: House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.

In 1989: Fourteen women were shot to death at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering by a man who then took his own life.

In 1989: Egon Krenz resigned as leader of East Germany.

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