March 6 Events in History - March 6 Birthdays - March 6 Deaths



2013 In the U.K., the top 50 payday loan companies were sited for "widespread irresponsible lending"; the Office of Fair Trading gives them 12 weeks to change their practices
2013 Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer
2012 Lehman Brothers exits its bankruptcy protection, making it free to sell remaining assets and distribute its funds to creditors
2012 The President of France, Niclas Sarkozy, announces a plan to cut immigration to France by 50 per cent
2011 The peak of Brazil's main carnival processions take place in Rio de Janeiro
2011 Speaking in Cardiff, Wales, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the U.K., declares war on 'enemies of enterprise'
2010 A drone strike in Pakistan reportedly kills Taliban commander, Faqir Mohammed
2007 Mega Millions has the highest lottery jackpot ever, $370 million dollars
2003 Air Algrie flight 6289 crashes at Tamanrasset Airport in Alegeria, killing 103
1998 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
1998 Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery
1996 10th American Comedy Award
1996 2nd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1996 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 vs. Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup vs. Kenya
1995 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield
1995 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix, Arizona on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
1994 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
1991 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
1990 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
1989 Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
1988 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
1988 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1987 Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
1986 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor," premieres in London
1986 U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
1985 Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
1985 Mexican authorities find body of U.S. drug agent Enrique C. Salaazar
1985 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King and I"
1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 505 performances
1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
1983 U.S. Football League begins its 1st season
1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
1981 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
1981 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
1980 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1980 Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th New York City
1980 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
1976 Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
1976 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
1976 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1974 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 341 performances
1974 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1974 Ian and Greg Chappell score cricket
1973 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 home runs and knocks in 7 RBIs)
1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
1971 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs. West Indies at Port-of-Spain
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
1967 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
1967 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
1967 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
1965 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St. New York City after 1415 performances
1965 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand vs. India in 1st Test Cricket innings
1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
1964 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
1964 Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
1964 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
1962 St. Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 U.S. promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
1961 1st London minicabs introduced
1961 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12 year government jubilee
1961 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
1960 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
1959 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
1959 Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
1957 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from U.K.
1955 Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the U.S.S.R.
1951 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
1947 XB-45, 1st U.S. 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, California
1946 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
1945 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm
1945 Assassination attempt on Hohere, SS Police fuhrer Rauter
1945 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
1945 Erich Honnecker andErich Hanke flee nazis
1945 Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa," premieres in Buenos Aires
1944 USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
1943 Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack
1943 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1940 1st U.S. telecast from an airplane, New York City
1936 Belgium ends Locarno-pact
1935 Frank Bartell, Czechoslovakia, cycles record 80.584 mph in Los Angeles
1934 Sidney Howard and Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket," premieres in New York City
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a nationwide bank holiday
1933 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses," premieres in New York City
1933 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
1930 Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
1929 Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
1926 China asks for a seat in the Security council
1924 British Labour government cuts military budget
1923 Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract
1922 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV," premieres in New York City
1921 Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
1919 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
1918 U.S. naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1915 Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
1909 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda," premieres in Vienna
1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
1906 Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
1906 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Soc of Civil Engineers
1902 Census Bureau forms
1899 "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
1896 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
1895 England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
1895 J. T. Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 minutes) England vs. Australia
1886 1st U.S. alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
1886 1st U.S. nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, New York City
1882 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
1865 Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
1861 Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1857 Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1855 Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet
1853 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata," premieres in Venice
1851 Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze," premieres in London
1838 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt," premieres in Vienna
1836 Mexico attacks Alamo in the early morning
1836 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
1836 HMS Beagle/Darwin reaches King George's Sound, Australia
1834 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
1831 Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula," premieres in Milan
1831 Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy
1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula," premieres in Milan
1816 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
1810 Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in U.S.
1808 1st college orchestra in U.S. founded, at Harvard
1799 Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
1728 Spain and England sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
1714 Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
1665 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
1664 King Louis XIV and Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
1646 Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent
1628 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
1590 Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda"
1579 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
1521 Magellan discovers Guam
1460 Treaty of Alcacovas-Portugal gives Castile Canary Is for W Africa
1447 Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V
1323 Treaty of Paris
1205 Aken, Philips van Zwaben, crowned Roman-Catholic German King
1079 Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar











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