March 6 in History
1834March 6, 1834:
Toronto is incorporated as a Canadian city.
1853March 6, 1853:
Giuseppe Verdi’s three-act opera, “La traviata” is premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
1857March 6, 1857:
The Dred Scott decision, which legalized slavery in all US territories, is announced by Roger B.Tanney, the Chief Justice of the United States.
1869March 6, 1869:
Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist, presents the first periodic table during a Russian Chemical Society meeting.
1902March 6, 1902:
Real Madrid Football Club is established in Madrid, Spain, by a group of football fans as the Madrid Foot Ball Club.
1924March 6, 1924:
The mummy case of Egyptian Pharaoh King Tut is opened by the government two years after the discovery of his burial chamber by British architect Howard Carter.
1957March 6, 1957:
Ghana is declared independent from British colonial rule by its Prime Minister, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
1964March 6, 1964: American boxer Cassius Clay changes his name to Muhammad Ali following his membership of the Nation of Islam.
1970March 6, 1970:
“Let It Be”, a single by The Beatles is released.
1981March 6, 1981:
Television journalist Walter Cronkite makes his final appearance as the anchor of “CBS Evening News”.