March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2017 was the 65th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
- 1820The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
- 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- 1930International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern
- 1964Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- 1981After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
- 1983The first United States Football League game is played.
- 1987The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
- 1992Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
- 2008A Palestinian gunman shoots and kills 8 students and critically injures 11 in the library of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, in Jerusalem, Israel.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1724Henry Laurens, American merchant, slave trader, and political leader (d. 1792)
- 1812Aaron Lufkin Dennison American watch manufacturer (d. 1895)
- 1870Oscar Straus, Viennese operetta composer (d. 1954)
- 1926Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
- 1951Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
- 1968Moira Kelly, American actress
- 1973Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
- 1974Beanie Sigel, American rapper
- 1979David Flair, American professional wrestler
- 1991Tyler the Creator, American rapper
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