March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2018 was the 65th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 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
- 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.
- 1987The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
- 1988Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
- 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?
- 1495Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
- 1812Aaron Lufkin Dennison American watch manufacturer (d. 1895)
- 1849Georg Luger, Austrian inventor (d. 1923)
- 1923Herman Leonard, American photographer (d. 2010)
- 1947Dick Fosbury, American athlete
- 1949Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani statesman
- 1971Darrick Martin, American basketball player
- 1986Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish football player
- 1986Jake Arrieta, American baseball pitcher
- 1992Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
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