On This Day in History, March 06

This date marks National Dentist’s Day as a way to show appreciation to the specialists who help maintain our oral health. Besides that, there are historical moments that happen every day, and March 6 is no exception.

Read the following list of events that happened on this day in history.

  • 1808 – The first college orchestra was founded at Harvard University.
  • 1886 – “The Nightingale” was first published.
  • 1922 – Babe Ruth signed a 3-year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year.
  • 1944 – During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin.
  • 1945 -George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, received a patent for the first modern trampoline
  • 1947 – Winston Churchill announced that he opposed British troop withdrawals from India.
  • 1947 – The first air-conditioned naval ship, “The Newport News,” was launched.
  • 1957 -Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision, marked by the rediscovery of Scott’s grave.
  • 1957 – Ghana gains its independence from Britain, becoming the first black African country to become independent.
  • 1960 -Switzerland granted women the right to vote in municipal elections.
  • 1972 -Jack Nicklaus, passed Arnold Palmer as golf’s all-time money winner.
  • 1978 -Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, and his lawyer shot by a militant white supremacist sniper in Georgia.
  • 1980 -Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci lost for 1st time.
  • 1981 -Walter Cronkite signed off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News”.
  • 1992 -The computer virus “Michelangelo” went into effect.
  • 1997 -Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Website.
  • 1997 -Picasso’s painting Tête de Femme was stolen from a London gallery.
  • 1998 -British Union Flag began to be flown full-mast over Buckingham Palace whenever British monarch was not in residence, following the change of protocol after Princess Diana’s death.
  • 2007 -Former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Lewis, was convicted of perjury, lying and obstruction of justice over charges relating to his role in the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
  • 2012 -A three-year-old McNugget was sold for a total of $8,100 on the internet auction website eBay.

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