Today in history – December 6, 2019

1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.

1877 – The first edition of The Washington Post is published.

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.

1904 – Theodore Roosevelt articulated his “Corollary” to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable of unstable.

1947 – The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

1967 – Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.

1973 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes 387-35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.

2017 – President Donald Trump’s administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.