Historical Events on March 6

  • 1079 Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar
  • 1323 Treaty of Paris - Flemish relinquish claims over the County of Zeeland
  • 1447 Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V
  • 1454 Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agrees to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1479 Treaty of Alcaçovas - Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa.

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1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam

  • 1579 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1590 A Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau captured the heavily protected city of Breda using a small assault force hid in a peat barge.
  • 1628 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
  • 1646 Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent

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1664 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1665 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
  • 1714 Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
  • 1728 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • 1775 1st Negro Mason in north America initiated, Boston
  • 1788 The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

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1799 Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
  • 1810 Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
  • 1816 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • 1831 Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy
  • 1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
  • 1834 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor

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1836 Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelm Texans, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

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1836 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
  • 1851 Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1853 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1855 Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet

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1857 Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • 1858 20th Grand National: William Archer aboard Little Charley wins
  • 1861 Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
  • 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
  • 1865 Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
  • 1865 President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Ball
  • 1867 29th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard Cortolvin IRE wins
  • 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • 1882 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
  • 1886 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
  • 1886 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
  • 1895 England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • 1895 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 mins) Eng v Aust
  • 1896 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • 1899 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
  • 1900 After a meeting in Indianapolis, USA, a group forms the Social Democratic Party and nominates Eugene Debs as its candidate for President in the forthcoming election (becomes the Socialist Party in 1901)

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1901 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1902 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • 1904 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • 1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 1906 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 1906 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers

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1909 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1915 Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
  • 1918 US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
  • 1919 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • 1921 Police in Sunbury, Penn, issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
  • 1921 The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President

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1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC
  • 1923 Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
  • 1924 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • 1925 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • 1926 China asks for a seat in the Security council
  • 1929 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • 1930 Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food

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1933 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • 1933 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • 1934 Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
  • 1936 Belgium ends Locarno pact
  • 1940 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC

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1943 Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

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1943 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 1944 USAAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
  • 1945 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm
  • 1945 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
  • 1945 Erich Honnecker & Erich Hanke flee nazis
  • 1945 Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires
  • 1946 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
  • 1947 XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA
  • 1950 Silly Putty goes on sale in the US
  • 1951 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

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1951 The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • 1954 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)

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1955 Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
  • 1957 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
  • 1957 Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave
  • 1959 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win
  • 1959 Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
  • 1960 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
  • 1961 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 1961 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year jubilee
  • 1961 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
  • 1962 St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
  • 1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece

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1964 Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1964 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
  • 1965 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
  • 1965 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • 1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • 1965 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • 1966 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1967 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • 1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • 1967 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • 1967 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1970 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain

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1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner

  • 1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
  • 1973 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)
  • 1974 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 1974 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
  • 1974 Ian & Greg Chappell score cricket
  • 1975 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • 1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 1976 Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
  • 1976 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
  • 1976 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • 1976 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62

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1978 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1980 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
  • 1980 Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC
  • 1980 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth

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1981 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1981 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
  • 1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • 1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
  • 1982 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • 1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
  • 1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1983 New Bedford, Mass woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table
  • 1983 US Football League begins its 1st season
  • 1984 Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.
  • 1985 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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1985 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"

  • 1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • 1986 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London
  • 1986 USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
  • 1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • 1987 Belgium ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise" sinks; 192 die
  • 1988 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
  • 1988 3 IRA suspects shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
  • 1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
  • 1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
  • 1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
  • 1989 Yanks beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
  • 1990 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17

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1991 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, US President George H. W. Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 1992 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • 1992 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • 1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • 1994 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1994 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

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1995 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1995 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • 1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
  • 1996 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
  • 1996 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya

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1997 Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 1998 First time the British Union Flag is flown over Buckingham Palace (following the controversy after Princess Dian's death; formerly the only flag flown was the Sovereign's standard indicating the monarch's presence.)
  • 1998 Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery
  • 1999 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63

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2000 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 2001 US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to be used in emergency circumstances
  • 2004 35th NAACP Image Awards: "The Fighting Temptations" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2006 South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
  • 2007 Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
  • 2010 30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins
  • 2012 9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow
  • 2013 Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city
  • 2013 Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers
  • 2013 9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru
  • 2014 Crimea's parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea a part of Russia
  • 2015 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam
  • 2015 NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres
  • 2016 Seventh Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN and held in Flint, Michigan