On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
  • 1982 Susan Birmingham makes then world's loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1983 In New Bedford, Massachusetts, 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 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
  • 1990 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 take affect

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 British Union Flag begins to be flown full-mast over Buckingham Palace whenever British monarch not in residence, following change of protocol after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 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 €561M ($731M USD) by the Euro Commission for failing to respect an antitrust settlement to provide options to chose an alternative web browser
  • 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 space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq

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

  • 2018 "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
  • 2018 Sri Lanka imposes first nationwide state of emergency since civil war after unrest between Sinhalese and Muslim areas in Kandy District
  • 2018 World's oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)
  • 2018 American WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington rediscovered in Australia's Coral Sea, lost during 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea
  • 2018 Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns a month after admitting to an extramarital affair with her bodyguard

BeatificationCanonization

2018 Pope Francis announces that murdered Salvadorean Archbishop Óscar Romero will be made a saint

  • 2018 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

2018 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
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
  • 2019 US trade deficit rises to 10-year high of $621 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg reveals plans to turn the social media platform into a more "privacy-focused platform"

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2020 Russia refuses to reduce oil production over COVID-19 fears, breaking with Saudi Arabia and OPEC and prompting a price war
  • 2021 US Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the American Rescue Plan
  • 2021 On his first visit to Iraq, Pope Francis meets with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Shiite cleric's home in Najaf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Dharamsala , India and urges others to do so

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

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