2021 March

March 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 6

March 6th celebrates Dress in Blue Day as well as White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.

We’re now on the 65th day of the year, and have 300 days left.

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

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 facts about March 6th in history!

What Happened On March 6 In History?

2018

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com 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.
Source Forbes
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 from around 1886!
1970

The Beatles released their single “Let it Be”.

The hit entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #6 and soon after 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.

Source NY Times
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.

Source SMEEC
1912

Oreos first went on sale.

The cookie was marketed by Nabisco and has become one of America's bestselling brands of cookies.
1899

One of the world’s most common drugs “Aspirin” (acetylsalicylic acid) was patented by Felix Hoffmann.

1869

The first periodic table was presented by Dmitri Mendeleev.

Source EDN.com
1521

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

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