6 March

6 March

March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 300 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 6th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Dentist’s Day.
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • Namesake Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 6

1987: 193 people die when a ferry capsizes in the North Sea

The Herald of Free Enterprise sank just minutes after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

1967: Stalin’s daughter defects to the West

The Soviet dictator’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, caused an international uproar when she approached the United States embassy in New Delhi and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

1957: Ghana becomes the first African country to gain independence from colonial rule

Ghana emerged as a sovereign state from the former British colonies Gold Coast and Togoland. Kwame Nkrumah was the country’s first leader.

1899: The painkiller Asprin is registered as a trademark

Acetylsalicylic acid was first isolated in 1897 by German chemist Felix Hoffmann. Today, the medication is sold by Bayer and is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines.

1869: The first periodic table of chemical elements is presented

Dmitri Mendeleev presented the system to the Russian Chemical Society on that day.

Ghana gained independence from Britain!

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam.

Napoleon Bonaparte captures city of Jaffa, Palestine, after a 5 day siege, defeating the Ottoman Empire.

1989 : A massive wave hits a lighthouse off the coast of northern France. Remarkably the lighthouse keeper survived (1989)

A massive wave hits a lighthouse off the coast of northern France. Remarkably the lighthouse keeper survived (1989)

1967: Egyptian planes attacked the advancing Israel Army, near the Suez Canal. 1967.

Egyptian planes attacking advancing Israel Army, near the Suez Canal. 1967.

1947: Street Scene in Havana, Cuba. 1947

Street Scene in Havana, Cuba. 1947

1945: American soldiers at mass in the rubble at Cologne Cathedral, March 1945.

American soldiers at mass in the rubble at Cologne Cathedral, March 1945.

The Dome of the Royal Pavilion as a Hospital for Indian Soldiers, World War I.

The Dome of the Royal Pavilion as a Hospital for Indian Soldiers, World War I.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 6

1972: Shaquille O’Neal, American basketball player, actor, rapper

1946: David Gilmour, English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1936: Marion Barry, American politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia

1926: Alan Greenspan, American economist

1475: Michelangelo, Italian painter, sculptor

David Gilmour was born.

Rob Reiner was born.

Tom Arnold was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 6

2007: Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher

1986: Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter

1982: Ayn Rand, Russian/American author, philosopher

1900: Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer, businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft

1842: Constanze Mozart, German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nancy Reagan died.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. died.

William Whewell died.


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