TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY: De­cem­ber 6

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - NEWS -

1735: The first recorded ap­pen­dec­tomy is per­formed by Claudius Amyand at St. Ge­orge's Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don.

1917: The French mu­ni­tion ship Mont Blanc ex­plodes in Hal­i­fax har­bour, killing 1,700.

1969: An es­ti­mated 300,000 peo­ple at­tend a free con­cert at Al­ta­mont Speedway in Cal­i­for­nia, fea­tur­ing The Rolling Stones. Four peo­ple are killed amid vi­o­lence at the venue.

1989: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at the Ecole Polytech­nique en­gi­neer­ing school in Mon­treal be­fore turn­ing the gun on him­self.

2001: The prov­ince of New­found­land is re­named New­found­land and Labrador.

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