6 December 2021: This day in history

1240: Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive

1865: 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery

1921: Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

1998: Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela

2006: NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars


Source: Onthisday.com

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