TODAY IN HIS­TORY

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

On Dec. 6, 1790, Congress moved to Philadel­phia from New York.

In 1865, the 13th Amend­ment to the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, abol­ish­ing slav­ery, was rat­i­fied as Ge­or­gia be­came the 27th state to en­dorse it.

In 1917, Fin­land de­clared in­de­pen­dence from Rus­sia.

In 1923, a pres­i­den­tial ad­dress was broad­cast on ra­dio for the first time as Pres­i­dent Calvin Coolidge spoke to a joint ses­sion of Congress.

In 1957, Amer­ica’s first at­tempt at putting a satel­lite into or­bit failed as Van­guard TV3 rose about 4 feet be­fore crash­ing down and ex­plod­ing.

In 2001, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, by a onevote mar­gin, gave Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush more power to ne­go­ti­ate global trade deals. Also: Pres­i­dent Bush ded­i­cated the na­tional Christ­mas tree to those who died on Sept. 11.

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