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6 March

251 – Rome – Cornelius became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Cornelius

845 – Byzantine Empire – Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_Martyrs_of_Amorium

961 – Crete – Siege of Chandax ended (Arab-Byzantine Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Chandax

1204 – Normandy – Battle of Château Gaillard ended (Anglo-French Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ch%C3%A2teau_Gaillard

1447 – Rome – Cardinal Tommaso Paretucelli became Pope Nicholas V. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Nicholas_V

1788 – Norfolk Islands – First Fleet arrived to start a convict settlement. http://firstfleetfellowship.org.au/stories/norfolk-island-settlement/

1820 – USA – Missouri Compromise signed into law, allowing it to enter Union as a slave state. http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Missouri.html

1820 – Chile – Battle of El Toro (Chilean War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_El_Toro

1834 – Canada – York became Toronto. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Toronto

1836 – USA – Battle of the Alamo ended (Texas Revolution). https://youtu.be/oueKEtP1pl8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.thealamo.org/history/chronology/texas-revolution.html

1862 – USA – Battle of Pea Ridge began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/pea-ridge.html

1869 – Russia – Periodic Table presented to Chemical Society by Dmitri Mendeleev. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel_pre_2011/patterns/periodictablerev4.shtml

1902 – Spain – Real Madrid FC founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Madrid_C.F.

1913 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Bizani ended (First Balkan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bizani

1921 – Portugal – Portuguese Communist Party founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Communist_Party

1921 – Turkey – Kurdish Rebellions began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_rebellions_in_Turkey


1943 – Germany – Rosenstrasse Protest ended (WWII). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWfUJycdS-4  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenstrasse_protest

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Whidbey Island-NAS, WA, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430306-0

1944 – Germany – USAAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Australia – USAAF plane crashed near Lagoona, NSW, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440306-2

1944 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Olathe NAS. KS, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440306-3

1945 – Germany – Cologne captured by American Troops (WWII).

1945 – Hungary – Operation Spring Awakening began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Spring_Awakening

1951 – USA – Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for espionage began. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/rosenb/rosenb.htm

1953 – USSR – Georgy Malkenkov became Premier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Malenkov

1955 – Brazil – REAL plane crashed at Victoria Da Conquista Airport, BA, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550306-0

1955 – Taiwan – USAF plane crashed near Taitung, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550306-1


1957 – Ghana – Independence from UK. http://youtu.be/wOEdJDdz690 http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/6/newsid_2515000/2515459.stm

1964 – Greece – Constantine II became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_II_of_Greece

1970 – USA – Greenwich Village Townhouse (Weather Underground safe house) explosion, 3 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_Village_townhouse_explosion

1975 – Iran/Iraq – Announced settlement of border dispute.


1987 – Belgium – British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsized at Zeebrugge, 193 killed. https://youtu.be/S63-xd2sDGs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/6/newsid_2515000/2515923.stm

1987 – Ecuador – Earthquake measuring 6.1-6.9Mw, epicentre in Napo Province, 1,000+ killed.

1988 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Gulf of Alaska.

1988 – Gibraltar – Operation Flavius (The Troubles). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Flavius

1998 – Japan – Paralympic VII Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Nagano. http://www.paralympic.org/nagano-1998

2003 – Algeria – Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed at Tamanrasset Airport, 102 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20030306-0

2007 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre in Sumatra, 67 killed. http://www.grmcat.com/images/subpages/resources/2007westsumatra-lowres.pdf

2008 – Israel – Palestinian gunman shot at students at Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, Jerusalem, 8 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7282269.stm

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1761 – Ann Richmond was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1766 – Thomas Taylor alias John Scott, Abel Hobson and Isaac Turner were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1917 – Frankie Howard born (Actor/Comedian). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Howerd