On this day: December 6

Published On: Dec 05 2012 11:00:14 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Michael Jackson
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1995: Michael Jackson is hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special. It's later revealed the incident was caused by a stress-related panic attack.

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