THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2016. There are 25 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the 27th state to endorse it.
1907: The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va.
1969: A free concert by The Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in Alameda County, Calif., was marred by the deaths of four people, including one who was stabbed by a Hell’s Angel.
IN THE WORLD
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actor Tom Hulce is 63. Comedian Steven Wright is 61. Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) is 60. Writer-director Judd Apatow is 49. The Associated Press