March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2021 was the 65th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1840The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- 1951The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
- 1964Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
- 1967Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
- 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.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1459Jacob Fugger, German banker (d. 1525)
- 1831Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
- 1924William H. Webster, American lawyer
- 1927Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
- 1933Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1940Joanna Miles, American actress
- 1949Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani statesman
- 1967Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
- 1969Andrea Elson, American actress
- 1971Darrick Martin, American basketball player
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