March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2019 is the 65th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 12 BCThe Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
- 1899Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
- 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- 1945Cologne is captured by American Troops.
- 1964Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- 1970Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
- 1975Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
- 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.
- 1988Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1716Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
- 1871Afonso Costa, Portuguese politician (d. 1937)
- 1915Mohammed Burhanuddin, Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader
- 1931Hal Needham, American stuntman
- 1944Richard Corliss, American film critic
- 1947John Stossel, American author and pundit
- 1947Kiki Dee, British singer
- 1968Moira Kelly, American actress
- 1970Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
- 1972Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player
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