On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1900

Historical Events

  • 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)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Henry Pyle Pafford, British librarian (University of London), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 1996)
  • Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungar (d. 1967)
  • Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor, designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65

Engineer and inventor Gottlieb Daimler
Engineer and inventor
Gottlieb Daimler

1900 Highlights

About March 6, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces