On This Day in History for March 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 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
  • 1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
  • 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 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • 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
  • 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 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • 1992 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
  • 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 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

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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
Painter
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
  • 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.
  • 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 Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea 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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2017 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countires for 90 days but leaves out Iraq

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Wikileaks publishes "Vault 7" CIA documents detailing its hacking and surveillance techniques

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