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Events and People Who Made History on March 6

11th Century

1079 - Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar

13th Century

1205 - Aken, Philips van Zwaben, crowned Roman-Catholic German King

14th Century

1323 - Treaty of Paris

15th Century

1447 - Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V
1460 - Treaty of Alcacovas-Portugal gives Castile Canary Is for W Africa

16th Century

1521 - Magellan discovers Guam
1579 - Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
1590 - Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda"

17th Century

1628 - Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
1646 - Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent
1664 - King Louis XIV and Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
1665 - Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing

18th Century

1714 - Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
1728 - Spain and England sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
1799 - Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine

19th Century

1808 - 1st college orchestra in U.S. founded, at Harvard
1810 - Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in U.S.
1816 - Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
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
1834 - Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
1836 - HMS Beagle/Darwin reaches King George's Sound, Australia
1836 - Mexico attacks Alamo in the early morning
1838 - Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt," premieres in Vienna
1851 - Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze," premieres in London
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata," premieres in Venice
1855 - Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet
1857 - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1861 - Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1862 - Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
1865 - Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 - President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
1882 - Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
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
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
1896 - 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
1899 - "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann

20th Century

1902 - Census Bureau forms
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
1909 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda," premieres in Vienna
1915 - Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
1918 - U.S. naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1919 - NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
1921 - Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
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
1923 - Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
1924 - British Labour government cuts military budget
1926 - China asks for a seat in the Security council
1929 - Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
1930 - Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
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)
1934 - Sidney Howard and Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket," premieres in New York City
1935 - Frank Bartell, Czechoslovakia, cycles record 80.584 mph in Los Angeles
1936 - Belgium ends Locarno-pact
1940 - 1st U.S. telecast from an airplane, New York City
1943 - Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack
1943 - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1944 - USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
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
1946 - France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
1947 - XB-45, 1st U.S. 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, California
1951 - Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
1953 - Malenkov becomes chairman of the U.S.S.R.
1955 - Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
1955 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 - Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from U.K.
1959 - 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
1959 - Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
1960 - President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
1961 - 1st London minicabs introduced
1961 - Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
1961 - Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12 year government jubilee
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
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)
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
1965 - "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St. New York City after 1415 performances
1966 - Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
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
1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
1971 - Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs. West Indies at Port-of-Spain
1972 - Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
1972 - Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
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)
1974 - An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1974 - Ian and Greg Chappell score cricket
1974 - "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 341 performances
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
1980 - Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1980 - French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
1980 - Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th New York City
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
1982 - NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
1982 - Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1983 - Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 - Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
1983 - "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 505 performances
1983 - U.S. Football League begins its 1st season
1985 - Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 - Mexican authorities find body of U.S. drug agent Enrique C. Salaazar
1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
1985 - Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King and I"
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
1987 - 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1987 - Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
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
1989 - Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
1990 - SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
1992 - Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
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
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
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
1998 - 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
1998 - Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery

21st Century

2003 - Air Algrie flight 6289 crashes at Tamanrasset Airport in Alegeria, killing 103
2007 - Mega Millions has the highest lottery jackpot ever, $370 million dollars


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