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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Eight Israeli civilians are killed and 9 wounded when a Palestinian attacker opens fire at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

France agrees to return the remains of Saartjie Baartman to South Africa.

Monday, March 6, 1995

On an episode of "The Jenny Jones Show" (Same-Sex Crushes), Scott Amedure reveals a crush on his heterosexual friend Jonathan Schmitz. Schmitz kills Amedure several days after the show.

Sunday, March 6, 1994

A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

Wednesday, March 6, 1991

Prime Minister of IndiaChandra Shekhar resigns because of a dispute with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, whose support had kept him in power.

Tuesday, March 6, 1990

Police seal off Brixton in South London after another night of protests against the poll tax.
Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland's approval of the Meech Lake Accord.
An SR-71 sets a U.S. transcontinental speed record of 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds, on what is publicized as its last official flight.

Friday, March 6, 1987

Zeebrugge Disaster: A cross-channel ferry capsizes outside the harbor off Zeebrugge, Belgium 180 drown.

Tuesday, March 6, 1984

A year-long strike action begins in the British coal industry (see UK Miners' Strike (1984-1985)).

Monday, March 6, 1978

American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Saturday, March 6, 1976

Saturday, March 6, 1971

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day - Bangladesh), delivers his famous speech in the Racecourse Field in Dhaka, calling on the masses to be prepared to fight for national independence.
The British postal workers' strike, led by UPWGeneral SecretaryTom Jackson, ends after 47 days.
A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Un-recognized Rhodesia executes three black citizens, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.

Friday, March 6, 1953

Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, March 6, 1951

The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.

Thursday, March 6, 1947

USS ''Newport News'', the first completely air-conditioned warship,!what does that make wartime submarines...? is launched in Newport News, Virginia.

Wednesday, March 6, 1946

Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.

Monday, March 6, 1944

WWII: Soviet Army planes attack Narva, Estonia, destroying almost the entire old town.

Monday, March 6, 1933

Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago dies of the wound he received on February 15.

Thursday, March 6, 1930

Saturday, March 6, 1926

The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is destroyed by fire.

Friday, March 6, 1925

"Pionerskaya Pravda", one of the oldest children's newspapers in Europe, is founded in the Soviet Union.

Thursday, March 6, 1924

İsmet İnönü forms a new government in Turkey. (2nd government)

Wednesday, March 6, 1918

The Finnish Air Force is founded. The blue swastika is adopted as its symbol as a tribute to the Swedish explorer and aviator Eric von Rosen, who donated the first plane. Von Rosen had painted the Buddhist symbol on the plane as his personal lucky insignia.

Thursday, March 6, 1902

Real Madrid: Real Madrid was founded.

Saturday, March 6, 1869

Mendeleev makes a formal presentation of his periodic table to the Russian ChemicalSociety.

Tuesday, March 6, 1860

While caigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln made a speech defending the right to strike.

Friday, March 6, 1857

"Dred Scott v. Sandford": The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War (the ruling is not overturned until the 14th Amendment in 1868).

Thursday, March 6, 1856

Sunday, March 6, 1836

The Battle of the Alamo ends 182 Texans are slaughtered by about 5,000 Mexicans."The World Book Encyclopedia". 1970. (U.S.A.) Library of Congress catalog card number 70-79247.

Thursday, March 6, 1834

York, Upper Canada, is incorporated as Toronto.

Saturday, March 6, 1819

"McCulloch v. Maryland": The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Bank of the United States is constitutional.

Monday, March 6, 1679

In England, the "Habeas Corpus Parliament" (or "First Exclusion Parliament") assembles for the first time.

Tuesday, March 6, 1646

Joseph Jenkes, in Massachusetts, receives the first colonial machine patent.

Tuesday, March 6, 1629

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor issues the Edict of Restitution, ordering all Catholic properties lost to Protestantism since 1552 are to be restored. The Edict further provides that Catholics and Lutherans (but not Calvinists, Hussites or members of other sects) are to be allowed to practice their faith.

Sunday, February 24, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, February 26, 1480 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Toledo: Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain recognize the African conquests of Afonso of Africa, and he cedes the Canary Islands to Spain. (?? see Treaty of Alcáçovas )

Monday, February 25, 1454 (Julianian calendar)

Casimir IV of Poland renounces allegiance to the Teutonic Knights.

Saturday, February 25, 1447 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Nicholas V succeeds Pope Eugene IV as the 208th pope.

Monday, February 25, 1426 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of St. James (near Avranches): An English army under John, Duke of Bedford defeats the French under Arthur de Richemont, forcing the Duke of Brittany to recognize English suzerainty.

Tuesday, February 27, 1229 (Julianian calendar)

The University of Paris strike of 1229 begins on Shrove Tuesday and lasts 2 years.
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