March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2017 was the 65th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1857The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
- 1945Cologne is captured by American Troops.
- 1964Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
- 1965Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
- 1968The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1495Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
- 1779Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (d. 1869)
- 1870Oscar Straus, Viennese operetta composer (d. 1954)
- 1882Guy Kibbee, American actor d. 1956
- 1925Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
- 1937Ivan Boesky, American stock trader
- 1941Peter Brötzmann, German jazz saxophonist
- 1960Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player
- 1966Alan Davies, British comedian and actor
- 1984Edmund Yeo, Malaysian filmmaker
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