On this day: December 6

POSTED: 09:00 PM PST Dec 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 05, 2014 

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.

OTD December 6 - Ulysses Cover
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1933: U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" is not obscene. The ruling made the United States the first English-speaking country where the book was freely available.

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