Historical Events on March 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Highest overdose death rates ever recorded in the US", 142,000 overdoses in 2016-17 period according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • American WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington rediscovered in Australia's Coral Sea, lost during 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea
  • British health officials tells the country it's time "to get on a diet" and urging manufacturers to reduce calories in foods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world's richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns a month after admitting to an extramarital affair with her bodyguard
  • Pope Francis announces that murdered Salvadorean Archbishop ├ôscar Romero will be made a saint
  • Sri Lanka imposes first nationwide state of emergency since civil war after unrest between Sinhalese and Muslim areas in Kandy District
  • World's oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)