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Monday March 6, 2017

March 6: Day of the Week

March 6, 2017 is the 65th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

March 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 12 BC
    The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
  • 1788
    The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
  • 1836
    Texas 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.
  • 1857
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
  • 1899
    Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
  • 1957
    Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
  • 1967
    Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
  • 1992
    Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

Who were born on March 6?

  • 1914
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1927
    Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Ron Delany, Irish athlete
  • 1940
    Joanna Miles, American actress
  • 1969
    Andrea Elson, American actress
  • 1977
    Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
  • 1979
    Rufus Hound, British comedian
  • 1989
    Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
  • 1991
    Tyler the Creator, American rapper

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