The following events took place on March 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 42 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 12 BCThe Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor.
- 845Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium at Samarra
- 961Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete
- 1204The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.
- 1454Thirteen 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.
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
- 1665The first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
- 1788The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
- 1820The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
- 1834York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
- 1836Texas 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.
- 1857The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
- 1869Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
- 1882The Serbian kingdom is re-founded.
- 1899Bayer registers “Aspirin” as a trademark.
- 1902Real Madrid C.F. is founded.
- 1912Italian forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
- 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- 1930International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern
- 1943Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in the The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.
- 1945World War II: Cologne is captured by American Troops.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- 1951The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
- 1953Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1957Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British
- 1962Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 begins on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States.
- 1964Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- 1964Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
- 1965Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
- 1967Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
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