Important events for March 6

1079 – Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar.

1205 – Aken, (Philips van Zwaben), crowned Roman-Catholic German King.

1323 – Treaty of Paris.

1447 – Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V.

1454 – Thirteen Years’ War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agrees to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.

1479 – Treaty of Alcaçovas – Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa.

1521 – Magellan discovers Guam.

1579 – Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht.

1628 – Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict.

1646 – Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives first colonial machine patent.

1664 – King Louis XIV and Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant.

1665 – Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing.

1714 – Peace of Rastatt – French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg.

1728 – Spain and England sign (first) Convention of Pardo.

1775 – First Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston.

1788 – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

1799 – Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine.

1808 – First college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard.

1810 – Illinois passes first state vaccination legislation in US.

1816 – Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany.

1831 – Bellini’s opera “La Sonnambula,” premieres in Milan.

1831 – Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy.

1831 – Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “La Sonnambula,” premieres in Milan.

1834 – Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its first mayor.

1836 – 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight.

1836 – HMS Beagle – Darwin reaches King George’s Sound, Australia.

1838 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Weh dem, der Lugt,” premieres in Vienna.

1851 – Dion Boucicault’s “Love in a Maze,” premieres in London.

1853 – Giuseppe Verdi’s Opera “La Traviata,” premieres in Venice.

1855 – Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet.

1857 – Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens.

1861 – Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army.

1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern).

1865 – Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida.

1865 – President Lincolns second Inaugural Ball.

1869 – Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.

1882 – Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king.

1886 – First US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA.

1886 – First US nurses’ magazine, The Nightingale, first appears, NYC.

1895 – England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3–2.

1895 – J. T. Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 minutes) England v Australia.

1896 – First auto in Detroit, Charles B. King rides his “Horseless Carriage” .

1899 – “Asprin” patented by Felix Hoffmann.

1899 – Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.

1901 – In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany.

1902 – Census Bureau forms.

1906 – Cubs sign third baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance.

1906 – Heavy storm bursts dyke flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands.

1906 – Nora Blatch is first woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers.

1909 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Griselda,” premieres in Vienna.

1915 – Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos.

1918 – US naval boat Cyclops disappears in Bermuda Triangle.

1919 – NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, three games to one with one tie.

1921 – Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least four inches below the knee.

1922 – Babe Ruth signs three years at $52,000 a year NY Yankee contract.

1922 – GB Shaw’s “Back to Methusaleh III/IV,” premieres in NYC.

1923 – Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms.

1924 – British Labour government cuts military budget.

1926 – China asks for a seat in the Security council.

1929 – Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty.

1930 – Brooklyn’s Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food.

1933 – FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday.

1933 – Maxwell Anderson’s “Both your Houses,” premieres in NYC.

1933 – Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk).

1934 – Sidney Howard and Paul de Kruif’s “Yellowjacket,” premieres in NYC.

1935 – Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584mph in LA.

1936 – Belgium ends Locarno-pact.

1940 – First US telecast from an airplane, NYC.

1943 – Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack.

1943 – Sukarno asks for co-operation with Japanese occupiers.

1944 – USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin.

1945 – 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm.

1945 – Assassination attempt on Hihere, SS Police fuhrer Rauter.

1945 – Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio.

1945 – Erich Honnecker and Erich Hanke flee nazis.

1945 – Federico Garcia Lorca’s “La Casa,” premieres in Buenos Aires.

1946 – France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation.

1947 – XB-45, first US 4-engine jet bomber, makes first test flight, Muroc, CA.

1950 – Silly Putty invented.

1951 – Belgium extends conscription to 24 months.

1953 – Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR.

1954 – Cornelia Marian Dolan Bracken born.

1955 – Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts’ “Waiting for Godot”.

1955 – Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.

1957 – Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK.

1959 – First Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr.

1959 – Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles).

1960 – President Sukarno disbands Indonesia’s parliament.

1961 – First London minicabs introduced.

1961 – Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12.5 year government jubilee.

1961 – Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%.

1962 – St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals.

1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1962 – US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression.

1964 – Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece.

1964 – Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali.

1964 – Liz Taylor’s fourth divorce (Eddie Fisher).

1964 – Tom O’Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4).

1965 – “How to Succeed in Business” closes at 46th Street NYC after 1415 performances.

1965 – First nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, J. R. Willford.

1965 – Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand v India in first Test Cricket innings.

1966 – Barry Sadlers’ “Ballad of the Green Berets” becomes number one (13 weeks).

1967 – Second Academy of Country Music Awards.

1967 – Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison.

1967 – Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted.

1967 – Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US.

1967 – WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting.

1970 – Beatles release “Let it Be” in UK.

1971 – Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain.

1972 – Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf’s all-time money winner.

1972 – Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes.

1973 – In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter (he hits two HRs and knocks in seven RBIs).

1974 – “Over Here” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances.

1974 – An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo.

1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

1976 – Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS).

1976 – Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS).

1976 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB).

1976 – Worlds Ladies’ Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill.

1978 – Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot and crippled by a sniper in Ga.

1980 – Emmy seventh Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for first time.

1980 – Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC.

1980 – French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it first woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar).

1981 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.

1981 – Soyuz 39 returns to Earth.

1981 – Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News” .

1981 – Worlds Ladies’ Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann.

1982 – NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171–166 (3 OT).

1982 – Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120dB).

1983 – “On Your Toes” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances.

1983 – Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic.

1983 – Helmut Kohl’s CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections.

1983 – US Football League begins its first season.

1984 – Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.

1985 – Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame.

1985 – Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in first round in his first pro fight.

1985 – Mexican authorities find body of US drug agent Enrique C. Salaazar.

1985 – Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of “King and I” .

1986 – Ken Ludwig’s “Lend me a Tenor,” premieres in London.

1986 – USSR’s Vega 1 flies by Halley’s Comet at 8,889km.

1987 – 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100.

1987 – Belgium ferry boat Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes/sinks; 192 die.

1988 – 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000.

1988 – Three IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers.

1988 – Betsy King wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am.

1988 – Julie Krone becomes female jockey with most wins (1,205.

1988 – Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament.

1989 – Yanks beat Mets 6–4 in exhibition game (first meeting since 1985).

1990 – SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08.17.

1991 – Following Iraq’s capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that “aggression is defeated. The war is over” .

1992 – Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for one year due to cocaine.

1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

1992 – Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

1994 – Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec).

1994 – United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by two wickets to win ICC Trophy.

1994 – Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

1995 – Ninth American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield.

1995 – American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets.

1995 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM.

1995 – US 4.5 cents equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record).

1996 – 10th American Comedy Award.

1996 – Second Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.

1996 – Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5–398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya.

1997 – Picasso’s painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

1998 – First time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace.

1998 – Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills four at Conn state lottery.

2006 – South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.

2007 – Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.