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March 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, March 6, 1869, the first periodic table was presented by Dmitri Mendeleev?

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March 6th celebrates National Dentist’s Day as well as White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.

We’re now on the 66th day of the year, and have 300 days left in 2024.

On this day in history we have been absolutely spoiled with the discovery of an everyday medicine, incredible music and smashed records in sports. Check out all that and much more all about March 6!

Did you know that on this day in 1869, the first periodic table was presented by Dmitri Mendeleev? The table appeared in his textbook “The Principles of Chemistry”.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 6th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2018

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was listed as the richest person on Forbes.

His net worth reached $112 billion on this day, which put Bill Gates into second place with a net worth of $90 billion.

2018

The world’s oldest message in a bottle was found.

OTD in 2018: The world's oldest message in a bottle was found.

The bottle was discovered by a couple walking on a beach in Western Australia. Little did they know at the time that it was from around 1886!

2015

NASA’s Dawn probe became the first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet.

This also made the Dawn mission the first to orbit two extraterrestrial bodies, as it had already achieved orbit with the giant Vesta asteroid earlier in 2011. The dwarf planet that Dawn reached orbit around was none other than Ceres. Ceres has in the past been labeled both a planet and an asteroid.

1991

The first computers were affected by the Michelangelo virus, which activated annually on March 6.

OTD in 1991: The first computers were affected by the Michelangelo virus

1970

The Beatles released their single “Let it Be.”

The hit entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #6 and soon found its way to #1.

1964

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali relinquished his “slave name” of Cassius Clay and joined Islam.

1964

Athlete Tom O’Hara smashed a world record by running 1 mile in just 3 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

1953

Georgy Malenkov succeeded Joseph Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union.

1945

A circus performer patented the modern trampoline.

OTD in 1945: A circus performer patented the modern trampoline.

The performer was called George Nissan; he was from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.

1940

The first US telecast was made from an airplane flying over New York City.

1912

Oreos first went on sale.

The cookie was marketed by Nabisco and has become one of America’s bestselling brands of cookies.

1899

Felix Hoffmann patented one of the world’s most common drugs, Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).

OTD in 1899: Felix Hoffmann patented one of the world's most common drugs

1869

Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table.

1521

Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam, Micronesia in the Western Pacific.

Famous Births

If you’re celebrating your birthday today, you share the same birthday with Shaquille O’Neal! Check out these other famous people who were born on this day!

1991

Tyler, the Creator

American

Rapper

Tyler

Age:

33 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1972

Shaquille O’Neal

American

Basketball Player

Shaquille O'Neal

Age:

52 years old

Born In:

New Jersey, USA

2000

Jacob Bertrand

American

Actor

Jacob Bertrand

Age:

24 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1475

Michelangelo

Italian

Sculptor

Michelangelo

Died On:

Feb 18, 1564 (Age 88)

Born In:

Caprese Michelangelo, Italy

1927

Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian

Novelist

Gabriel García Márquez

Died On:

Apr 17, 2014 (Age 87)

Born In:

Aracataca, Colombia

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

March 6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
United States

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Pretty much all of us can agree on one thing, and that’s the simple truth that cheesecakes are amazing. White Chocolate Cheesecake Day is all about celebrating this delicious dessert, so whether you bake one or eat one, it’s all the same to us!

March 6: National Dentist's Day
United States

National Dentist’s Day

Our teeth are so crucial to the overall comfort of our lives, yet we never give our dentists enough credit in keeping them pearly-white. It’s time to say thanks to the men and women in white who keep our teeth in tip-top shape!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on March 6 shares the star sign of Pisces.

Pisceans very rarely judge, and they are hard to shock. This creates a safe space for their friends and loved ones to open up.

For those of you born in March, you have the Aquamarine birthstone. The ancient Romans believed that aquamarine would protect them during storms. At night, their sailors would sleep with the crystals under their pillows.

People born on this day were likely conceived the previous year on June 13th.

A baby that is conceived on March 6th, 2024, will likely be born around November 27th, 2024.

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