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1991Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

1664King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

1997Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

1853Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

1981Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

1836Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.

1909Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna

1933FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday

1957Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

1857Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

1922Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

1985Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

1521Magellan discovers Guam

19959th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

1836HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

1978Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Ga

2000Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

March 6th Historical Events
Date Event
1079
Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar 
1205
Aken, [Philips van Zwaben], crowned Roman-Catholic German King 
1323
Treaty of Paris - Flemish relinquish claims over the County of Zeeland 
1447
Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V 
1454
Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agrees to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights. 
1479
Treaty of Alcaçovas - Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa. 
1521
Magellan discovers Guam 
1579
Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht 
1590
Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda" 
1628
Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict 
1646
Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent 
1664
King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant 
1665
Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing 
1714
Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg 
1728
Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo 
1775
1st Negro Mason in north America initiated, Boston 
1788
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement. 
1799
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine 
1808
1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard 
1810
Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US 
1816
Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany 
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
Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett
1836
HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia 
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: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens 
1861
Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army 
1862
Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern) 
1865
Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida 
1865
President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Ball 
1869
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society. 
1882
Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king 
1886
1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA 
1886
1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC 
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 mins) Eng v Aust 
1896
1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage" 
1899
"Asprin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer 
1900
After a meeting in Indianapolis, USA, a group forms the Social Democratic Party and nominates Eugene Debs as its candidate for President in the forthcoming election (becomes the Socialist Party in 1901) 
1901
In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany. 
1902
US Census Bureau forms 
1904
The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific 
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 Society of Civil Engineers 
1909
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna 
1915
Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos 
1918
US 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 
1921
The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President 
1922
Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year 
1922
GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC 
1923
Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms 
1924
British Labour government cuts military budget 
1925
Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith 
1926
China asks for a seat in the Security council 
1929
Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty 
1930
Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food 
1933
FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday 
1933
Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC 
1933
Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk) 
1934
Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in NYC 
1935
Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA 
1936
Belgium ends Locarno pact 
1940
1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC 
1943
Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack 
1943
Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers 
1944
USAAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin 
1945
117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm 
1945
Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio 
1945
Erich Honnecker & Erich 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 US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA 
1950
Silly Putty invented 
1951
Belgium extends conscription to 24 months 
1953
Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR 
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 UK 
1957
Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave 
1959
11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win 
1959
Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles) 
1960
President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament 
1961
1st London minicabs introduced 
1961
Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year jubilee 
1961
Dutch guilder revalued 4.74% 
1962
St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1962
US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression 
1964
Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece 
1964
Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali 
1964
Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4) 
1965
"How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs 
1965
1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford 
1965
Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings 
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, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK 
1970
A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland 
1971
Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v 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 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs) 
1974
"Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances 
1974
An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo 
1974
Ian & Greg Chappell score cricket 
1975
Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute. 
1976
Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS) 
1976
Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS) 
1976
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB) 
1976
Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill 
1978
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Ga 
1980
Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time 
1980
Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC 
1980
French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar) 
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 Fig 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
"On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC 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
New Bedford, Mass woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table 
1983
US Football League begins its 1st season 
1984
Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins. 
1985
Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
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 & I" 
1985
Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale 
1986
Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London 
1986
USSR'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 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
Yanks 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 
1992
The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers. 
1992
Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. 
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 
1994
Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania. 
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 AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM 
1995
US 4.5 cents equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record) 
1996
10th American Comedy Award 
1996
Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya 
1997
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later. 
1998
1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace 
1998
Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Conn state lottery 
2000
Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche 
2001
US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a 2-million-barrels government-owned reserve to be used in emergency circumstances 
2006
South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state. 
2007
Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial. 
2010
30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins 
2012
9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow 
2012
Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75 
2013
Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city 
2013
Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers 
2013
9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru 
2016
Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons, five MVPs, two titles and numerous records 
2016
Neo-Nazis gain parliamentary seats in Slovakia 
2016
Nate Diaz chokes out Conor McGregor in second round at UFC 196 
2016
Miesha Tate takes down Holly Holm in the final round to win by submission in UFC 196 
2016
Turkey detains refugee smugglers, stops 120 Syrians from sailing to Greece 
2016
Turkey detains refugee smugglers, stops 120 Syrians from sailing to Greece 
2016
Sanders wins Maine caucuses 
2017
US detects North Korean missile launch, no threat to North America 
2017
Japan says North Korean missiles landed as close as 300 km to Japan coast 
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