On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Gottlieb Daimler, designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65