Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 6

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This is a list of selected December 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 6, 2018 featured article or the December 6, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Constitution Day in Spain refimprove section
1534 – Over 200 Spanish settlers led by conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar founded what is now Quito, Ecuador. unreferenced sections
1768 – The first weekly instalment of the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica was released in Edinburgh, Scotland. refimprove/unreferenced sections
1922 – Per the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed exactly one year previous, establishing the Irish Free State, the first independent Irish state to be recognised by the British government. refimprove
1953Vladimir Nabokov completed his controversial novel Lolita, five years after starting it. refimprove, original research
1956 – In a contest that became known as the "Blood in the Water match" at the Melbourne Olympics, the Hungarian water polo team defeated the USSR, 4–0, against the background of the Hungarian Revolution. unreferenced section
1969 – The infamous Altamont Free Concert was held in California, an event marred by considerable violence, including one homicide and three accidental deaths. refimprove
1995Khabarovsk United Air Group Flight 3949 crashed into Bo-Dzhausa Mountain in Russia, killing all ninety-eight people aboard. short
2005 – Members of the People's Armed Police shot and killed several people in Dongzhou, Guangdong, China, who were protesting government plans to build a new power plant. needs update

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Notes

December 6: Mawlid (Shia Islam, 2017); Independence Day in Finland (1917)

Jan van Scorel (d. 1562) · William Arnott (b. 1827) · Mary Margaret O'Reilly (d. 1949)

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