December 06

This Day in History

1992

Babri Mosque Is Destroyed, Incites Riots

"On this day in 1992, during a political rally gone wrong, Hindu militants demolished the sacred Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, leading to sectarian riots between India’s Hindu and Muslim communities … (more...)

1928

Banana Massacre

"Towards the end of 1928, in protest against poor pay and working conditions, banana pickers in Colombia took the decision to come out on strike. The industrial action threatened the interests of the … (more...)

1921

Irish Free State Declared

The Irish Free State, comprising four-fifths of Ireland, is declared, ending a five-year Irish struggle for independence from Britain. Like other autonomous nations of the former British Empire, … (more...)

1920

"Sleeping Beauty" Embalmed

"On this day in 1920, Rosalia Lombardo, an infant from Palermo, Sicily, died of pneumonia. Her father, a General, had the child’s body embalmed and it now lies on display in Palermo’s famous Capuchin … (more...)