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, 2018 featured article or the March 6, 2018 featured picture.

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1521 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew reached Guam. refimprove, more footnotes
1834York, Upper Canada, was incorporated as Toronto, now the most populous city in Canada. refimprove sections
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
1975 – The Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy was broadcast on television for the first time. primary sources



March 6: Independence Day in Ghana (1957)

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Princess Clémentine of Orléans (b. 1817) · John Redmond (d. 1918) · Ayn Rand (d. 1982)

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