About March 6

March 6, 2020 is the 66th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 343 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 6

  • 12 BC
    The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
  • 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.
  • 1857
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
  • 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.

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