TODAY IN HISTORY
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.