Historical Events for 6th December 2019

1864 – Battle of Deveaux’s Neck, South Carolina
1941 – NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
1963 – The Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
1964 – President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns
1966 – Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
1976 – War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
1977 – South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
1978 – Spain adopts constitution
1992 – Davis Cup Tennis, Ft. Worth, Texas: Jim Courier defeats Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to give the US a 3-1 victory
2013 – Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors

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