CBS Sunday Morning on December 6, 2015
The Almanac feature on CBS Sunday Morning on Dec. 6 concerned the Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax Harbor on December 6, 1917. 1800 people were killed, and 9000 were injured. Wikipedia notes: The blast was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT AND A tsunami created by the blast wiped out the community of Mi'kmaq First Nations people who had lived in the Tuft's Cove area for generations [Recall also: On the evening of March 27, 1964, the most destructive tsunami to hit the United States was brewing off the Alaskan Coast. ] Of patent relevance, the application for "Military Game" [US Patent 1265085] was filed on December 6, 1917 by one Ryutaro Ishida, a subject of the Emperor of Japan. Separately, and in passing, note 193 F.2d 339 (C.C.P.A. 1951).
Erin Moriarty did two segments on the art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum which occurred on March 18, 1990, in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeff Kelly of the FBI was interviewed. There was mention of a story in the Boston Herald on August 27, 1997. CBS mentioned the release on August 6, 2015 of a newly discovered video from the night before the theft, that is believed to show a dry run of the robbery. Two men appear on the tape; one of them remains unidentified, while the other has been confirmed as Richard Abath, a security guard on duty the night of the heist.
Steve Hartman did a piece "when bad things happen," and mentioned the story of Yertl the Turtle.
Mo Rocca did a piece on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra which comes next Saturday. There was a picture of Frank's Cavanagh hat.
Tracy Smith interviewed Brie Larson, who is getting buzz for the movie "Room."
December 7, 2015 is the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
CBS noted the death of former sports correspondent Ray Gandalf.
The moment of nature (Jardiance) was of an octopus garden in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.