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Ghana: Independence Day
(Commemoration of the end of British rule: 03/06/1957)
Ghana Great Britain U.S. Department of State BBC
Texas: Alamo Day
(Remembrance of Mexico's capture of the Alamo: 03/06/1836)
Texas The Alamo Library of Congress
1724 Henry Laurens (South Carolina-born Member of the Continental Congress) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Colonial America Continental Congress
1797 Gerrit Smith (New York-born Philanthropist, Abolitionist) New York Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy Abolition African American Registry
1828 Johnson Newlon Camden (West Virginia-born Industrialist, U.S. Senator) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Business West Virginia Archive
1831 Phil Sheridan (New York-born Union General) New York-born Military Figures American Civil War
1838 Benjamin William Arnett, Jr. (Pennsylvania-born African-American Religious, Political and Educational Leader) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1863 Belle Kearney (Mississippi-born Women's Suffragist) Belle Kearney American Women Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage
1936 Marion Barry (Mississippi-born African-American Mayor of Washington, D.C.) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1836 Jim Bowie (Kentucky-born Frontiersman: Defender of the Alamo) Jim Bowie The Alamo
Davy Crockett (Tennessee-born Frontiersman: Defender of the Alamo) Jim Bowie The Alamo
William Barret Travis (South Carolina-born Commander of Texas Troops at the Alamo) William Barret Travis The Alamo
1844 Gabriel Duvall (Maryland-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Maryland Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1933 Anton Cermak (Czech-born Mayor of Chicago: Gunshot Wounds Suffered in Attempted Assassination of FDR) Czech Political and Social Leaders Chicago Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt Florida Historical Society
1935 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Massachusetts-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. U.S. Supreme Court
1964 Paul I, King of Greece Greek Political and Social Leaders Britannica
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1521 Magellan Lands at Guam Guam Ferdinand Magellan Explorers Naval History Guam On Line
1836 Mexican Troops Capture the Alamo Texas The Alamo
Darwin's HMS Beagle Reaches King George's Sound, Australia Charles Darwin Australia The Complete Works of Darwin
1862 U.S.S. Pursuit Captures the Schooner Anna Belle Off Coast of Apalachicola, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Wisconsin's Fourth Cavalry Embarks to Join the "Army of the Gulf" Below New Orleans Wisconsin Military Leaders New Orleans American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
1865 Federal Troops Fail in Attempt to Capture Tallahassee, Florida Tallahasee, Florida American Civil War Tallahasee, Florida Florida Historical Society
1867 General Philip Sheridan Assumes Command of the Fifth Military District (Louisiana and Texas) Louisiana Texas American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of States
1868 In Minnesota, Grant, Lyon, and Wilkin Counties Are Formed; Each Named for an Officer of the Union Army Minnesota American Civil War Minnesota Historical Society
1904 Japanese Fleet Bombards Vladivostok, Russia Russia Japan War Russojapanesewar.com
1929 Turkey & Bulgaria Sign Friendship Treaty Turkey Bulgaria Indiana University
1933 Chicago Mayor, Anton Cermak, Dies of Gunshot Wounds Suffered in Attempted Assassination of FDR Czech Political and Social Leaders Chicago Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt Death Florida Historical Society
1944 Heavy Bombers Stage the First American Raid on Berlin Berlin, Germany World War II Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
Texas Medal of Honor Winner, John Cary Morgan, Is Shot Down over Berlin Berlin, Germany World War II Aviation History U.S. Military Figures Texas State Historical Society
1953 Georgi Malenkov Is Named to Succeed Josef Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union Soviet Political and Social Leaders Cold War History Channel
1957 Former British Colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland Unite as the Independent State of Ghana Ghana British History BBC South African History African American Registry
1962 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1964 Constantine Succeeds His Father, Paul I, as King of Greece Greek Political and Social Leaders Britannica
1973 In Alaska, Don Young Is Elected to Replace U.S. Representative Nick Begich, Who Died in a Plane Accident Alaska Political and Social Leaders Elections U.S. Congress Alaska Historical Society
1975 Iran and Iraq Sign the Algiers Accord, Settling Border Dispute Iran Iraq Mideast Web
1981 France Conducts 5kT Underground Nuclear Test at Muruora Island France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1982 F W de Klerk Becomes Leader of the National Party (NP) in South Africa's Transvaal Province F W de Klerk South African History
1983 Helmut Kohl Is Chancellor of West Germany German Political and Social Leaders Elections History Channel
1987 British Channel Ferry 'Herald of Free Enterprise' Capsizes Leaving Zeebrugge, Belgium: 180 Die Zeebrugge, Belgium Great Britain Naval History Death Historic UK BBC
1990 Coup Attempt Fails to Depose Afghanistan President Najibullah Afghanistan TV News Archive
1993 Hundreds Dies in Battle Between Unita Rebels and Angolan Government Forces Angola Death BBC
1997 Queen Elizabeth Opens the Official Royal Website of the British Monarchy British History Queen Elizabeth II History of Technology Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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