About March 6

March 6, 2021 is the 65th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 332 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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