Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 6

  • March 6, 1475
    Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect, is born
  • March 6, 1521
    Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan complete crossing the Pacific Ocean in 99 days, renames the South Sea as the Pacific Ocean, and lands at the island of Guam
  • March 6, 1665
    Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society, a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London, starts publishing
  • March 6, 1714
    Peace of Rastatt is signed by French emperor and Charles VI of Habsburg to put an end to state of war between them from the War of the Spanish Succession
  • March 6, 1728
    Spain and England sign Treaty of El Pardo, effectively ending end to the Anglo-Spanish War
  • March 6, 1820
    The Missouri Compromise is signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory
  • March 6, 1836
    Battle of the Alamo ends with defeat for Texan separatists and murder of all the Alamo defenders after fighting for 13 days during the Texas Revolution in Mexico
  • March 6, 1899
    German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer registers Aspirin, brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, with the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin
  • March 6, 1944
    United States Air Force begins daylight bombing of Berlin
  • March 6, 1957
    Ghana, formerly Gold Coast, declares independence from United Kingdom, with Kwame Nkrumah as Prime Minister
  • March 6, 1986
    USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km

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