Today in history – 12.06.2018

  • 1768 – Encyclopedia Britannica was first published.
  • 1790 – Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
  • 1865 – The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S.
  • 1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
  • 1884 – The Washington Monument is completed.
  • 1967 – Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the U.S.
  • 1973 – Gerald Ford was confirmed as vice president under Richard Nixon, replacing Spiro Agnew, who had resigned in the face of income tax-evasion charges.
  • 1975 – The U.S. Senate authorized a $2.3 billion emergency loan to save New York City from bankruptcy.
  • 2017 – The Trump administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.