What Happened on March 6

Historical Events

  • 1479 Treaty of Alcaçovas - Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa.
  • 1836 Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm the Texans at the Alamo, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett
  • 1853 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice
  • 1857 Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens
  • 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • 1899 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
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Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

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