Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 6

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This is a list of selected March 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 6, 2019 featured article or the March 6, 2019 featured picture.

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1521 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew reached Guam. refimprove, more footnotes
1665 – The first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg, published the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's longest-running scientific journal. refimprove section
1834York, Upper Canada, was incorporated as Toronto, now the most populous city in Canada. refimprove sections
1853Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata premiered at Venice's La Fenice, but the performance was considered so bad that it caused the Italian composer to revise portions of the opera. unreferenced section
1857 – The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a landmark legal decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, which polarized the slavery debate and became one of many factors leading to the American Civil War. refimprove section
1869Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table of elements to the Russian Chemical Society. refimprove section
1967Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defected to the United States. lots of CN tags
1975 – Iran and Iraq signed the Algiers Agreement to settle a border dispute, only to begin fighting again five years later in the Iran–Iraq War. unreferenced section
1975 – The Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy was broadcast on television for the first time. primary sources
2008 – A Palestinian gunman shot and killed eight students and critically injured eleven in the library of the Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva in Jerusalem. refimprove section
Princess Clémentine of Orléans (b. 1817) unreferenced section
 · John Redmond (d. 1918) refimprove



March 6: Independence Day in Ghana (1957)

The Alamo
The Alamo

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