Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 6, 2017

 Historical Events

1479  Treaty of AlcaƧovas: Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa

1836  Battle of the Alamo: After 13 days of fighting 1,500-3,000 Mexican soldiers overwhelm the Texan defenders, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett

1853  Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

1857  Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

1869  Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society

1899  "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Davy Crockett

(1786 - 1836)

John Philip Sousa

(1854 - 1932)
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March 8th: Sinatra Snaps the Fight of the Century


Sinatra does it his way and secures a ringside seat as a photographer for the "Fight of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
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