What happened on March 6? There are more than 256 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 6

March 6 In HistoryMarch 6 is the 65th day of the year 2021. There are 300 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 9th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Forest, Wisconsin 54034 sunrise occured at 06:28 AM and sunset occured at 05:57 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 332 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 6

  • 12 BC
    The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
  • 1454
    Thirteen Years’ War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation’s struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
  • 1788
    The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
  • 1820
    The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
  • 1834
    York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
  • 1840
    The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
  • 1857
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
  • 1869
    Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • 1899
    Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
  • 1921
    Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
  • 1930
    International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern
  • 1945
    Cologne is captured by American Troops.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
  • 1951
    The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
  • 1953
    Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1957
    Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
  • 1964
    Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
  • 1964
    Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
  • 1965
    Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
  • 1967
    Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
  • 1968
    The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
  • 1968
    Three black males are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
  • 1970
    Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
  • 1975
    Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • 1975
    For the first time, ever, the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
  • 1981
    After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
  • 1983
    The first United States Football League game is played.
  • 1987
    The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
  • 1988
    Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
  • 1992
    Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  • 2008
    A Palestinian gunman shoots and kills 8 students and critically injures 11 in the library of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Who Were Born On March 6?

  • 1340
    John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
  • 1405
    King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • 1459
    Jacob Fugger, German banker (d. 1525)
  • 1475
    Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)
  • 1483
    Francesco Guicciardini, Italian statesman and historian (d. 1540)
  • 1495
    Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
  • 1619
    Cyrano de Bergerac, French soldier, poet (d. 1655)
  • 1663
    Francis Atterbury, British man of letters (d. 1732)
  • 1706
    George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
  • 1716
    Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
  • 1724
    Henry Laurens, American merchant, slave trader, and political leader (d. 1792)
  • 1761
    Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General (d. 1828)
  • 1779
    Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (d. 1869)
  • 1785
    Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (d. 1857)
  • 1787
    Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (d. 1826)
  • 1806
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet (d. 1861)
  • 1812
    Aaron Lufkin Dennison American watch manufacturer (d. 1895)
  • 1817
    Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • 1818
    William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • 1823
    Charles I of Württemberg, King of Württemberg from 1864 (d. 1891)
  • 1831
    Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
  • 1834
    George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
  • 1849
    Georg Luger, Austrian inventor (d. 1923)
  • 1870
    Oscar Straus, Viennese operetta composer (d. 1954)
  • 1871
    Afonso Costa, Portuguese politician (d. 1937)
  • 1882
    Guy Kibbee, American actor d. 1956
  • 1884
    Molla Mallory, Norwegian-born American tennis player (d. 1959)
  • 1885
    Ring Lardner, American writer (d. 1933)
  • 1893
    Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist (d. 1981)
  • 1900
    Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1903
    Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1904
    José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • 1905
    Bob Wills, American singer (d. 1975)
  • 1906
    Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
  • 1909
    Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian politician (d. 1987)
  • 1909
    Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish author (d. 1966)
  • 1910
    Ejler Bille, Danish artist, member of the COBRA group (d. 2004)
  • 1914
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Mohammed Burhanuddin, Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader
  • 1917
    Donald Davidson, American philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1917
    Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Lewis Gilbert, English film director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1923
    Ed McMahon, American television personality (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Herman Leonard, American photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    William H. Webster, American lawyer
  • 1925
    Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
  • 1926
    Alan Greenspan, American economist
  • 1926
    Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
  • 1927
    Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927
    Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
  • 1927
    Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (d. 1975)
  • 1930
    Lorin Maazel, French-born American conductor
  • 1931
    Hal Needham, American stuntman
  • 1932
    Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician.
  • 1932
    Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    John Noakes, British television presenter
  • 1935
    Ron Delany, Irish athlete
  • 1936
    Choummaly Sayasone, president of Laos
  • 1936
    Marion Barry Jr., American politician
  • 1937
    Ivan Boesky, American stock trader
  • 1937
    Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1939
    Adam Osborne, British author and computer designer (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Cookie Rojas, Cuban baseball player
  • 1939
    Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1939
    Kit Bond, American politician
  • 1940
    Joanna Miles, American actress
  • 1940
    Willie Stargell, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1941
    Peter Brötzmann, German jazz saxophonist
  • 1942
    Ben Murphy, American actor
  • 1944
    Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealander opera singer
  • 1944
    Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
  • 1944
    Richard Corliss, American film critic
  • 1946
    David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)
  • 1947
    Dick Fosbury, American athlete
  • 1947
    John Stossel, American author and pundit
  • 1947
    Kiki Dee, British singer
  • 1947
    Martin Kove, American actor
  • 1947
    Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
  • 1948
    Stephen Schwartz, American musical theatre lyricist and composer
  • 1949
    Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1949
    Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani statesman
  • 1950
    Hirotaka Suzuoki, Japanese Seiyu (d. 2006)
  • 1951
    Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1953
    Carolyn Porco, American planetary scientist
  • 1953
    Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • 1953
    Madhav Kumar Nepal, former Prime Minister of Nepal
  • 1954
    Harald Schumacher, German footbal goalkeeper
  • 1955
    Alberta Watson, Canadian actress
  • 1958
    Eddie Deezen, American actor
  • 1959
    Tom Arnold, American actor and comedian
  • 1960
    Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Erika Hess, Swiss alpine ski racer
  • 1963
    D. L. Hughley, American comedian and actor
  • 1964
    Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • 1966
    Alan Davies, British comedian and actor
  • 1967
    Connie Britton, American actress
  • 1967
    Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
  • 1968
    Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1968
    Moira Kelly, American actress
  • 1969
    Amy Pietz, American actress
  • 1969
    Andrea Elson, American actress
  • 1969
    Tari Phillips, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1971
    Darrick Martin, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Jaret Reddick, American musician (Bowling For Soup)
  • 1972
    Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Michael Finley, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)
  • 1974
    Beanie Sigel, American rapper
  • 1975
    Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1976
    Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Bubba Sparxxx, American rapper
  • 1977
    Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
  • 1977
    Marcus Thames, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Lara Cox, Australian actress
  • 1978
    Sage Rosenfels, American football player
  • 1979
    Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
  • 1979
    Clint Barmes, American baseball player
  • 1979
    David Flair, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Rufus Hound, British comedian
  • 1979
    Tim Howard, American soccer player
  • 1980
    Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor
  • 1981
    Ellen Muth, American actress
  • 1983
    Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
  • 1984
    Becky, Japanese-British entertainer
  • 1984
    Edmund Yeo, Malaysian filmmaker
  • 1986
    Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish football player
  • 1986
    Eli Marienthal, American actor
  • 1986
    Jake Arrieta, American baseball pitcher
  • 1987
    Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress
  • 1987
    Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian/German footballer
  • 1988
    Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
  • 1989
    Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
  • 1991
    Lex Luger, American rap producer
  • 1991
    Nicole Fox, American model
  • 1991
    Tyler the Creator, American rapper
  • 1992
    Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
  • 2001
    Aryana Engineer, Canadian actress

Who Died On March 6?

  • 766
    Chrodegang of Metz, Frankish bishop of Metz
  • 1252
    Saint Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. 1235)
  • 1490
    Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
  • 1531
    Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador (b. 1140)
  • 1627
    Krzysztof Zbaraski, Polish statesman (b. 1580)
  • 1658
    Ivan Bunić Vučić, politician and poet from the Republic of Dubrovnik (b. 1591 or 1592)
  • 1754
    Henry Pelham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)
  • 1758
    Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. 1705)
  • 1764
    Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1690)
  • 1796
    Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
  • 1836
    Davy Crockett, American frontiersman (b. 1786)
  • 1836
    James “Jim” Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (b. 1796)
  • 1836
    James Butler Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1807)
  • 1836
    William Barret Travis, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1809)
  • 1842
    Constanze Mozart, former widow of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
  • 1854
    Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (b. 1778)
  • 1860
    Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • 1866
    William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher and historian (b. 1794)
  • 1867
    Artemus Ward, American comic writer (b. 1834)
  • 1881
    Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801)
  • 1888
    Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (b. 1832)
  • 1895
    Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • 1899
    Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)
  • 1900
    Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and industrialist (b. 1834)
  • 1905
    John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • 1932
    John Philip Sousa, American conductor, and composer (b. 1854)
  • 1933
    Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1873)
  • 1935
    Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1935
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American politician (b. 1841)
  • 1939
    Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (b. 1852)
  • 1941
    Gutzon Borglum, Danish sculptor (b. 1867)
  • 1948
    Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
  • 1950
    Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • 1951
    Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, musician, and composer (b. 1893)
  • 1951
    Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • 1952
    Jürgen Stroop, Nazi SS-leader (b. 1895)
  • 1961
    George Formby, British comedian and singer (b. 1904)
  • 1964
    King Paul of Greece (b. 1901)
  • 1965
    Margaret Dumont, American actress (b. 1889)
  • 1967
    John Haden Badley, English author and educator (b. 1865)
  • 1967
    Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (b. 1901)
  • 1967
    Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • 1969
    Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • 1970
    William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1971
    Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 1973
    Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1976
    Max ‘Slapsie Maxie’Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (b. 1903)
  • 1978
    Dennis Viollet, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1981
    George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
  • 1982
    Ayn Rand, Russian-American author (b. 1905)
  • 1984
    Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican actor (b. 1905)
  • 1984
    Martin Niemöller, German theologian (b. 1892)
  • 1986
    Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist (b. 1887)
  • 1988
    Daniel McCann, Irish Republican (b. 1957)
  • 1988
    Mairéad Farrell, Irish Republican (b. 1957)
  • 1988
    Seán Savage, Irish Republican (b. 1965)
  • 1994
    Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and Minister for Culture of Greece (b. 1920)
  • 1997
    Cheddi Jagan, President of Guyana (b. 1918)
  • 1997
    Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)
  • 1998
    Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1999
    Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, Emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
  • 2000
    John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • 2002
    Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2004
    Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 2005
    Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005
    Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Dana Reeve, American actress and activist, widow of Christoper Reeve (b. 1961)
  • 2006
    King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006
    Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (b. 1960)
  • 2007
    Allen Coage (“Bad News Brown”), American wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Jean Baudrillard, French theorist and photographer (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Peter Poreku Dery, Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (b. 1964)
  • 2009
    Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Morgan Tsvangirai (b. 1959)
  • 2010
    Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2010
    Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (b. 1962)

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