March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2021 is the 65th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1788The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
- 1834York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
- 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.
- 1921Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- 1957Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
- 1967Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
- 1988Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
- 1992Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1831Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
- 1834George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
- 1904José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
- 1927Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1949Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
- 1967Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
- 1973Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
- 1973Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)
- 1974Beanie Sigel, American rapper
- 1979Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
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