TODAY IN HISTORY
Dec. 6, 1907
The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, West Virginia.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the 27th state to endorse it.
Some 2,000people were killed when an explosives-laden French cargo ship, the Mont Blanc, collided with the Norwegian vessel Imo at the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastated the Canadian city. Finland declared its independence from Russia.