March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2019 was the 65th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1869Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
- 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- 1930International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern
- 1951The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
- 1957Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
- 1968The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
- 1987The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
- 1992Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1904José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
- 1909Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish author (d. 1966)
- 1910Ejler Bille, Danish artist, member of the COBRA group (d. 2004)
- 1926Alan Greenspan, American economist
- 1947Martin Kove, American actor
- 1953Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
- 1967Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
- 1973Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)
- 1979David Flair, American professional wrestler
- 1991Tyler the Creator, American rapper
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