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)
- 12 BCThe Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
- 1840The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
- 1899Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
- 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
- 1964Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- 1981After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
- 1987The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
- 2008A Palestinian gunman shoots and kills 8 students and critically injures 11 in the library of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, in Jerusalem, Israel.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1817Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
- 1818William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
- 1905Bob Wills, American singer (d. 1975)
- 1917Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
- 1947Dick Fosbury, American athlete
- 1947Martin Kove, American actor
- 1977Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
- 1979David Flair, American professional wrestler
- 1983Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
- 1986Jake Arrieta, American baseball pitcher
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