Historical Events on 6th March

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1079 - Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar
1205 - Aken, [Philips van Zwaben], crowned Roman-Catholic German King
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.
1521 - 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
1664 - King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
1665 - Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 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.
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine
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
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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1836 - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia
1838 - Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
1851 - Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice
1855 - Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet
1857 - Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens
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
US Slave Dred ScottUS Slave Dred Scott 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)
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm IIGerman Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II 1901 - In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
1902 - US Census Bureau forms
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
1909 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna
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
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1921 - The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President
1922 - Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
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
1933 - FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1935 - Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
1936 - Belgium ends Locarno pact
1940 - 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC
1943 - Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack
1943 - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
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 invented
1951 - Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
Alleged Soviet Spy Julius RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg 1951 - The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins
1953 - Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
1954 - 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
1955 - Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
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
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno 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
1964 - Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali
1964 - Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
1965 - 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
1965 - "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs
1965 - 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
1965 - Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
1966 - Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
1967 - 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 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
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
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 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 Fig 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
1978 - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia
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
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt 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
1981 - Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"
1981 - Worlds Ladies Fig 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
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 1984 - Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.
1985 - Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 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
1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
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.
1995 - 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield
1995 - American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
Comedian and Actor Rodney DangerfieldComedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield 1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
1995 - US 4.5 cents equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record)
1996 - 10th American Comedy Award
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
1997 - Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.
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
NHL Legend Ray BourqueNHL Legend Ray Bourque 2000 - Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche
2001 - US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to be used in emergency circumstances
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

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