Today in History - March 6

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1255      Mar 6, Pope Alexander IV permitted Mindaugas to crown his son as king of Lithuania.
    (LHC, 3/6/03)

1454        Mar 6,  Casimir proclaimed the attachment of Prussia to Polish rule. This began a 13-year war over Prussia (1454-1466).
    (LHC,3/6/03)

1475        Mar 6, Michelangelo Buonarroti (d.1564), painter, sculptor and architect, was born. His early mentor was Bertoldo di Giovanni, a pupil of Donatello. His work included “The Creation of Adam" and the “Pieta Rondanini." He at one time proposed to sculpt the 5,000 foot Monte Sagro in Carrara into the statue of a giant.
    (WUB, 1994, p. 904)(WSJ, 2/29/96, p.A-14)(AAP, 1964)(SFEC, 7/13/97, p.T11) (SFEC,10/19/97, p.T4)(HN, 3/6/98)

1513        Mar 6, Niccolo Machiavelli was released from jail in Florence. He complained in verse that it was difficult to write poetry there because people kept beating him up.
    (ON, 11/04, p.4)

1521        Mar 6, Magellan discovered Guam.
    (HFA, '96, p.26)(HN, 3/6/98)

1646        Mar 6, Joseph Jenkes received the 1st colonial machine patent.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1665        Mar 6, Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society started publishing.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1674        Mar 6, Johann Paul Schor (58), German baroque painter, died.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1708        Mar 6, Francis de Laval (b.1623), the first bishop of Quebec, died. He was beatified in 1980 and canonized in 2014.
    (http://www.carrefourkairos.net/belineng.htm)

1714        Mar 6, the Treaty of Rastatt ended the war between Austria and Spain. It complemented the Treaty of Utrecht, which had, the previous year, ended hostilities with Britain and the Dutch Republic. The Spanish Netherlands became the Austrian Netherlands, and Spain gave up her possession in Italy, Luxembourg and Flanders. A third treaty, the Treaty of Baden (Sep 7, 1714), was required to end the hostilities between France and the Holy Roman Empire.
    (PCh, ed. 1992, p.279)(http://tinyurl.com/b8uxbje)

1763        Mar 6, Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1779        Mar 6, The US Congress declared that only the federal government, and not individual states, had the power to determine the legality of captures on the high seas. This was the basis for the 1st test case of the US Constitution in 1808.
    (ON, 12/01, p.9)

1791        Mar 6, Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures, was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1799        Mar 6, Napoleon captured Jaffa, Palestine. [see Mar 7]
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1806        Mar 6, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (d.1861), English poet, was born in Durham, England. She wrote "Sonnets from the Portuguese." "Since when was genius found respectable?"
    (AP, 3/6/98)(HN, 3/6/99)(AP, 8/12/99)

1808        Mar 6, 1st college orchestra in US was founded at Harvard.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1810        Mar 6, Illinois passed the 1st state vaccination legislation in US.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1812        Mar 6, Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watch making, was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1816        Mar 6, Jews were expelled from Free city of Lubeck, Germany.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1819        Mar 6, The US Supreme Court ruled in McCulloch v. Maryland that the state could not impose a tax on the notes of banks not chartered in the state. Luther Martin represented Maryland in the landmark case.
    (WSJ, 9/20/08, p.A21)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCulloch_v._Maryland)

1820        Mar 6, The Missouri Compromise, enacted by Congress, was signed by President James Monroe. This compromise provided for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory. The compromise was invalidated in the 1856 Scott vs. Sanford case. [see Mar 3]
    (HN, 3/6/98)(SFC, 11/30/00, p.A3)

1831        Mar 6, Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army General and hero of the Battle of Cedar Creek, was born.
    (HN, 3/6/99)
1831        Mar 6, Edgar Allan Poe failed out of West Point. He was discharged from West Point for “gross neglect of duty." His parade uniform was supposedly incorrect.
    (SFEC, 4/13/97, Z1 p.4)(HN, 3/6/98)

1834        Mar 6, The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1835        Mar 6, Charles Ewing (d.1883), Brig General (Union volunteers), was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1836        Mar 6, The Alamo fell after fighting for 13 days. Angered by a new Mexican constitution that removed much of their autonomy, Texans seized the Alamo in San Antonio in December 1835. Mexican president General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna marched into Texas to put down the rebellion. By late February, 1836, 182 Texans, led by Colonel William Travis, held the former mission complex against Santa Anna’s [3,000] 6,000 troops. At 4 a.m. on March 6, after fighting for 13 days, Santa Anna’s troops charged. In the battle that followed, all the Alamo defenders were killed while the Mexicans suffered about 2,000 casualties. Santa Anna dismissed the Alamo conquest as “a small affair," but the time bought by the Alamo defenders’ lives permitted General Sam Houston to forge an army that would win the Battle of San Jacinto and, ultimately, Texas’ independence. Mexican Lt. Col. Pena later wrote a memoir: "With Santa Anna in Texas: Diary of Jose Enrique de la Pena," that described the capture and execution of Davy Crockett (49) and 6 other Alamo defenders. In 1975 a translation of the diary by Carmen Perry (d.1999) was published. Apparently, only one Texan combatant survived Jose María Guerrero, who persuaded his captors he had been forced to fight. Women, children, and a black slave, were spared.
    (AP, 3/6/98)(HN, 3/6/98)(HNPD, 3/6/99)(SFC, 6/15/99, p.C6)
1836        Mar 6, HMS Beagle and Darwin reached King George's Sound, Australia.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1844        Mar 6, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, orchestrator, composer, was born. His work included: Flight of the Bumble Bee, Sadko, Mlada, Capriccio Espagnol, The Tsar's Bride, Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1853        Mar 6, Giuseppe Verdi's Opera, "La Traviata," premiered in Venice.
    (AP, 3/6/98)(MC, 3/6/02)

1857        Mar 6, After years in litigation, the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Roger Taney, ruled that Dred Scott did not gain his freedom by living in a free territory. The essence of the decision was that as a slave, Dred Scott was not a citizen and therefore could not sue in a federal court. The opinion also stated that Congress could not exclude slavery in the territories and that blacks could not become citizens. That ruling further increased the tension already simmering between the North and the South. Dred Scott was a slave who accompanied his owner, army surgeon John Emerson, to military posts in Wisconsin and Illinois in 1834-35. In 1846 Scott, backed by abolitionists, sued for his freedom on the grounds that he became free when he lived in an area where slavery was outlawed. Montgomery Blair (b.1813) was one of the lawyers in the Scott vs. Sanford case. In this case the Supreme Court invalidated the 1820 Missouri Compromise.
    (AP, 3/6/98)(HN, 3/6/98)(HNPD, 3/11/99)(HN, 5/10/99)(SFC, 11/30/00, p.A3)

1860        Mar 6, While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln made a speech defending the right to strike.
    (HN, 3/6/99)

1861        Mar 6, Provisionary Confederate Congress established Confederate Army.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1862        Mar 6, Pres. Lincoln proposed to Congress a revised plan of compensated emancipation for slave-owners in the District of Columbia and the border states.
    (ON, 6/10, p.1)
1862        Mar 6, Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern). [see Mar 7]
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1865        Mar 6, President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Ball was held.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1865        Mar 6, The last Confederate victory of the Civil War occurred at Natural Bridge crossing near Tallahassee, Fla., when the forces of Union Gen’l. John Newton were routed by entrenched southerners.
    (HT, 3/97, p.10)(HN, 3/6/98)

1870        Mar 6, Oscar Strauss, composer (Ein Walzertraum), was born in Vienna, Austria.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1884        Mar 6, Over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, presented President Chester A. Arthur with a demand that he voice support for female suffrage.
    (HN, 3/6/99)

1885        Mar 6, Ring Lardner (d.1933), American humorist and writer, was born. His books included  You Know Me Al (1916). "The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have."
    (AP, 5/14/99)(HN, 3/6/01)(WSJ, 12/2/06, p.P8)

1886        Mar 6, The 1st US alternating current power plant started in Great Barrington, MA.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1888        Mar 6, William Bonwill of Philadelphia patented revolving-hammer mechanical dental pluggers, by which the plugging-tool is hit a rapid series I 5 of blows to impact the gold in the teeth.
    (http://www.google.com/patents/US378920)
1888        Mar 6, Louisa May Alcott (b.1832) died in Boston just hours after the burial of her father. Her novels included "Little Women" (1868). In 1998 "Little Women" premiered in Houston as an opera by Mark Adomo. In 2010 Susan Cheever authored “Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography."
    (WSJ, 8/29/01, p.A12)(SSFC, 12/5/10, p.F3)

1896        Mar 6, Charles B. King rode his "Horseless Carriage," the 1st auto in Detroit.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1899        Mar 6, Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max Schuster, was born.
    (HN, 3/6/01)
1899        Mar 6, Aspirin was patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid. Duisberg’s Bayer team released a drug they named aspirin. In 2004 Diarmuid Jeffreys authored “Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug."
    (HN, 3/6/01)(SSFC, 10/24/04, p.M6)

1900        Mar 6, Gottlieb Daimler (65), designer of the 1st motorcycle, died.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1901        Mar 6, A would-be assassin tried to kill Wilhelm II in Bremen.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1906        Mar 6, Lou Costello (d.1959), American film comedian, was born in Paterson, NJ. He paired with Bud Abbott in numerous films and the famous "Who's on First" routine.
    (HN, 3/6/99)(MC, 3/6/02)

1909        Mar 6, Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda," premiered in Vienna.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1910        Mar 6, In San Francisco a dance marathon at Puckett’s Cotillion Hall ended and Manager Puckett awarded $145 to six couples who broke the world record of 14 hours and 41 minutes. The contest had begun the previous evening with 17 couples.
    (SSFC, 2/28/10, DB p.42)

1913        Mar 6, Stewart Granger, actor (Saraband for Dead Lovers, Scaramouche), was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1914        Mar 6, Kirill P. Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), was born in Moscow, Russia.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1914        Mar 6, German Prince Wilhelm de Wied was crowned as King of Albania.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1916        Mar 6, Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), was born in Okla City, OK.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1916        Mar 6, The Allies recaptured Fort Douamont in France. A line of bayonets protruding from the earth still testifies to French valor at Verdun in World War I.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1918        Mar 6, US naval boat "Cyclops" disappeared in "Bermuda Triangle."
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1921        Mar 6, Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera), was born in Vienna, Austria.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1921        Mar 6, The National Association of Moving Picture Industry announced their intention to censor U.S. movies.
    (HN, 3/6/98)
1921        Mar 6, Police in Sunbury, Penn., issued an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1922        Mar 6, G.B. Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1923        Mar 6, The Turkish National Assembly rejected the Lausanne Treaty in Angora.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1924        Mar 6, Sarah Caldwell, conductor, opera director (Flagstaff), was born in Maryville, Mo.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1924        Mar 6, William H. Webster, US judge, head FBI and CIA, was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1926        Mar 6, Alan Greenspan, economist, presidential advisor, was born.
    (SSFC, 3/6/05, p.E1)

1927        Mar 6, Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr. (d.2004), USAF astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5), was born in Shawnee, Okla.
    (SFC, 10/5/04, p.B7)
1927        Mar 6, Norman Treigle, bass-baritone (Mefistofele), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1928        Mar 6, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Columbian-born novelist and Nobel Prize winner (1982), was born. In 2009 Gerald martin authored “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez)(SSFC, 6/7/09, Books p.J1)
1928        Mar 6, A Communist attack on Peking, China resulted in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1930        Mar 6, Clarence Birdseye of Brooklyn developed a method for quick freezing food.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1932        Mar 6, John Philip Sousa (77), US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), died.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1933        Mar 6, A nationwide bank holiday declared by President Roosevelt went into effect. Overseas deposits shrank by just 2% as a result of the closure.
    (AP, 3/6/98)(Econ, 5/15/10, SR p.13)
1933        Mar 6, Anton J. Cermak (b.1873), Czech-born 35th mayor of Chicago, died in Miami following the Feb 15th assassination attempt by Giuseppe Zangara, who was trying to shoot FDR. Zangara was executed in the electric chair on March 21, 1933. Cermak became the 2nd US mayor to die in a political killing.
    (SFC, 11/28/03, p.E2)(www.cermak.com/mayor/index3.html)
1933        Mar 6, Poland occupied free city Danzig (Gdansk).
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1935        Mar 6, Retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. died in Washington.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1936        Mar 6, Marion S. Barry, (Mayor-D-Wash DC), was born.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1937        Mar 6, The tanker ship Frank H. Buck sank off the coast of San Francisco. It was visible during low tide from between Point Vista and the Palace of the Legion of Honor.
    (http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?142746)(SFC, 9/17/14, p.A10)
1937        Mar 6, Jose Pena Gomez (d.1998 at 61), advocate for the poor and later mayor of Santo Domingo, was born in Valverde, Dominican Republic, to Haitian immigrants. According to Jose Pena Gomez, a Dominican massacre of Haitians forced his parents to flee back to Haiti. Jose was adopted by a Dominican family.
    (SFC, 5/12/98, p.A21)
1937        Mar 6, Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, was born. In 1963 she became the first women to orbit the Earth on Vostok 6.
    (HN, 3/6/99)(MC, 3/6/02)

1939        Mar 6, Miron Cristea, PM of Romania (1938-1939), died. Cristea was also the first Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (1925-1939).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miron_Cristea)
1939        Mar 6, Jose Miaja took over the Madrid government after a military coup and vowed to seek "peace with honor."
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1941        Mar 6, John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (b.1867), sculptor (Mount Rushmore), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutzon_Borglum)

1943        Mar 6, British RAF fliers bombed Essen and the Krupp arms works in the Ruhr, Germany.
    (HN, 3/6/98)
1943        Mar 6, Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommel's assault attack.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1944        Mar 6, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni), was born in Gisborne, NZ.
    (HN, 3/6/01)(MC, 3/6/02)
1944        Mar 6, US heavy bombers hit Berlin during World War II.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1945        Mar 6, Rob Reiner, actor, director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), was born in Bronx, NY.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1945        Mar 6, Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa," premiered in Buenos Aires.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1945        Mar 6, Cologne, Germany, fell to General Hodges' First Army.
    (HN, 3/6/98)
1945        Mar 6, Erich Honnecker and Erich Hanke fled Nazis.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1945        Mar 6, In Holland SS General Hans Albin Rauter, was ambushed, and his driver and orderly were killed. Rauter was seriously wounded. SS Brigadefuhrer Dr. Eberhardt Schongarth immediately ordered reprisals and a total of 263 people were shot. A Special Court of Justice in the Hague sentenced Rauter to death and he was executed March 25, 1949. Schongarth was tried by a British Military Court, found guilty on another war crime charge, sentenced to death and was hanged in 1946.
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~gduncan/massacres.html
    (WW2D, p.610)

1946        Mar 6, France recognized Vietnam statehood within the Indo-Chinese federation.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1947        Mar 6, Winston Churchill opposed the withdrawal of troops from India.
    (HN, 3/6/98)
1947        Mar 6, Ludwig Weber (55), composer, died.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1948        Mar 6, During talks in Berlin, the Western powers agreed to internationalize the Ruhr region.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1949        Mar 6, Robert Storm Petersen (b.1882), Danish cartoonist, writer, animator, illustrator, painter and humorist, died. He is known almost exclusively by his pen name Storm P.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Storm_Petersen)

1950        Mar 6, Silly Putty was invented. [see Mar 2]
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1953        Mar 6, Upon Josef Stalin's death, Georgi Malenkov was named Soviet premier. [see Mar 6]
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1955        Mar 6, A US Atomic Energy Spokesman said a cloud from the atomic blast at Nevada’s Yucca Flat passed over the Central California coastline.
    (SFC, 3/4/05, p.F3)

1957        Mar 6, The former British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana. Ghana, led by Kwame Nkrumah, gained independence from Britain. US VP Nixon and Martin Luther King attended the independence ceremony.
    (SFC, 12/6/96, p.B1)(SFEM, 2/2/97, p.15)(SSFC, 2/11/07, p.C1)

1958        Mar 6, Form letters from Pres. Eisenhower to 6 civilians appointees provided for them to take office in the event of a national emergency. The group met in 1960 with the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization to discuss staffing for their agencies. Pres. Kennedy relieved the group of its duties in 1961.
    (SSFC, 3/21/04, p.A2)

1960        Mar 6, The Swiss granted women the right to vote in municipal elections.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1961        Mar 6, 1st London minicabs were introduced.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1962        Mar 6, US promised Thailand assistance against "communist" aggression.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1963        Mar 6, Jimmy Lee Smith and Gregory Powell (d.2012 at 79) abducted 2 Los Angeles police officers from a Hollywood street, drove them to an onion field in Bakersfield and shot officer Ian Campbell to death. Officer Karl Hettinger managed to escape. Smith served 19 years for his role in the case before he was paroled. In 1973 Joseph Wambaugh authored “The Onion Field," a novel based on the murder. The novel was turned into a film in 1979.
    (SFC, 6/28/05, p.B8)(SFC, 8/14/12, p.A4)

1965        Mar 6, "How to Succeed in Business" closed at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances.
    (MC, 3/6/02)
1965        Mar 6, The U.S. announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1967        Mar 6, US Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.
    (www.historynet.com/tdih0306.htm)
1967        Mar 6, Elijah Muhammad, Nation of Islam sect leader, gave a radio address in which he declared the name Cassius Clay lacked a "divine meaning." He gave Clay the Muslim name "Muhammad Ali." Muhammad meant one worthy of praise, and Ali was the name of a cousin of the prophets.
    (http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014063.html)
1967        Mar 6, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of Josef Stalin, appeared at the US Embassy in India and announced her intention to defect to the West. She arrived at New York in April and held a press conference during which she denounced her father's regime.
    (AP, 3/6/07)(www.economicexpert.com/a/Svetlana:Alliluyeva.htm)
1967        Mar 6, Nelson Eddy (b.1901), US baritone and actor, died. “Rose Marie" (1936) is probably his most-remembered film. Eddy sang "Song of the Mounties" and "Indian Love Call" by Rudolf Friml. His definitive portrayal of the steadfast Mountie became a popular icon.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Eddy)
1967        Mar 6, Zoltan Kodaly (b.1882), Hungarian composer, died. His major works, notably the comic opera Hary Janos, the Psalmus hungaricus, the Peacock Variations for orchestra and the Dances of Marosszek and Galanta drew on Magyar folk music.
    (www.malaspina.org/kodalyz.htm)

1969        Mar 6, Black Panther Anthony Garnet Bryant, aka Tony Bryant (d.1999 at 60), hijacked a National Airlines plane enroute from NY to Miami and directed it to Cuba. He was arrested in Cuba and spent a year and a half in jail and was pardoned in 1980. His 1984 book "Hijack" described his experience in Cuban prisons.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.C10)(http://tinyurl.com/aopyo)

1970        Mar 6, In NYC’s Greenwich Village a townhouse at 18 West 11th St. exploded. SDS Weathermen members Diana Oughton, Ted Gold  and Terry Robbins were killed at the site where a bomb was being manufactured. Other members went underground and became known as the Weather Underground. The 1988 film "Running on Empty" was based on Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. In 2001 Bill Ayers, former Weatherman, authored "Fugitive Days, A Memoir."
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, DB p.67)(SFC, 7/21/03, p.D2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Oughton)
1970        Mar 6, The Beatles released "Let it Be" in UK.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Be_(song))

1972        Mar 6, Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96), was born in Newark, NJ.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaquille_O'Neal)
1972        Mar 6, Jack Nicklaus, passed Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner. He captured the Doral Eastern Open golf tournament to run his career earnings up to $1,477,200.
    (http://440.com/twtd/archives/mar06.html)(http://tinyurl.com/5exc6t)

1973        Mar 6, President Richard Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas.
    (WSJ, 11/4/96, p.C1)(HN, 3/6/98)
1973        Mar 6, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (b.1892), author, died in Vermont. Her books included “The Good Earth" (1931), for which she won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 2010 Hilary Spurling authored “Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_S._Buck)(Econ, 4/10/10, p.85)

1974        Mar 6, "Over Here" opened at Shubert Theater in NYC for 341 performances.
    (MC, 3/6/02)

1975        Mar 6, OPEC held a meeting in Algiers attended for the first time by its members’ top leaders. Here the Algiers Accord between Baghdad and Teheran put an end to their border dispute and brought all Iranian help to the Kurdish rebellion to a halt. The United States abruptly withdrew its support for the Kurds and the rebellion collapsed. Many thousands of Kurdish fighters and their families were forced to flee to Iran to escape the pursuing Iraqi army.
    (http://mondediplo.com/2002/10/06timeline)(SFC, 11/19/07, p.A11)

1978        Mar 6, Pres. Carter invoked the Taft-Hartley Act for an 80-day cooling off period in a coal strike. Miners had struck 3 months earlier after coal companies demanded wage and benefit cuts and refused to be forced back to work. They ended the strike after 110 days when most company demands were dropped.
    (SFC, 10/4/02, p.A17)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bituminous_Coal_Strike_of_1977-1978)
1978        Mar 6, The US Supreme Court in its Oliphant decision ruled that tribes could not try non-Indian defendants in tribal courts. It centered on the arrest of Mark Oliphant, a non-Indian, by tribal police. He argued that the tribal court does not have criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliphant_v._Suquamish_Indian_Tribe)
1978        Mar 6, Larry Flynt (b.1942), founder of "Hustler Magazine," was shot and wounded outside a Georgia courtroom. He was left partially paralyzed. His story was the subject of the 1996 film "The People vs. Larry Flynt."
    (SFEC, 12/15/96, DB p.41)(www.imdb.com/name/nm0283658/bio)

1980        Mar 6, Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over the American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
    (HN, 3/6/98)

1981        Mar 6, President Reagan announced plans to cut 37,000 federal jobs.
    (HN, 3/6/98)
1981        Mar 6, Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."
    (AP, 3/6/00)
1981        Mar 6, In Lubeck, Germany, Klaus Grabowski, a child molester, was shot and killed by the mother of a girl he had molested and strangled. Grabowski had earlier avoided a life sentence by agreeing to castration.
    (http://tinyurl.com/3dgxwq)

1982        Mar 6, In East Cleveland, Ohio, Reginald Brooks (66) fatally shot his 3 sons while they slept shortly after his wife filed for divorce. Brooks was executed in Lucasville by lethal injection on Nov 15, 2011. He was oldest person put to death since Ohio resumed executions in 1999.
    (SFC, 11/16/11, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/7g4a4up)
1982        Mar 6, Ayn Rand (b.1905), author and founder of the Objectivist philosophy, died in NY. Her novels included "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." In 1987 Barbara Branden wrote the biography titled "The Passion of Ayn Rand." In 1999 Nathaniel Branden published "My Years With Ayn Rand," an account of his 18-year relationship with Rand. In 1999 the US Postal Service issued a 33 cent stamp in her honor. In 2009 Anne Heller authored “Ayn Rand and the World She Made," and Jennifer Burns authored “Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right."
    (http://tinyurl.com/2nl7hk)(http://tinyurl.com/3a34t9)(SFEC, 8/18/96, PM p. 2)(SFC, 10/25/98, p.D8)(Econ, 10/24/09, p.95)

1983        Mar 6, "On Your Toes" opened at Virginia Theater in NYC for 505 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4208)
1983        Mar 6, Country Music Television (CMT) began showing.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Music_Television)
1983        Mar 6, In a case that drew much notoriety, a woman in New Bedford, Mass., reported being gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern; four men were later convicted.
    (AP, 3/6/98)
1983        Mar 6, Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU won West German parliament elections.
    (www.germanculture.com.ua/march/march6.htm)

1984        Mar 6, Martin Niemoller (92), German U-boat captain, anti-Nazi minister, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Niem%C3%B6ller)

1985        Mar 6, Yul Brynner appeared in his 4,500th performance of "King & I."
    (www.weekender.co.jp/new/040305/this-month-history.html)
1985        Mar 6, In Mexico authorities found the body of kidnapped US drug agent Enrique Camarena Salazar and a Mexican pilot at a ranch east of Guadalajara.
    (AP, 3/6/05)

1986        Mar 6, Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor," premiered in London.
    (www.thisistheatre.com/shows/gielgud123.html)
1986        Mar 6, USSR's Vega 1 flew by Halley's Comet at 8,890 km.
    (www.iki.rssi.ru/ssp/vega.html)
1986        Mar 6, Georgia O'Keefe (98), US painter (Flowers), died in Santa Fe, NM.
    (SSFC, 6/22/03, p.C8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_O'Keeffe)

1987        Mar 6, The British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized in the Channel off the coast of Belgium after water rushed through the open bow doors. 189 people died when the ferry capsized off the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
    (HN, 3/6/98)(AP, 3/6/98)

1988        Mar 6, The board of trustees at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a liberal arts college for the deaf, selected Elisabeth Zinser, a hearing woman, to be school president. Outraged students shut down the campus, forcing the selection of a deaf president, I. King Jordan,  instead.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
1988        Mar 6, British SAS officers killed 3 IRA suspects in Gibraltar.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2xbne)

1989        Mar 6, With nearly 90 percent of its pilots honoring the picket lines of striking machinists, Eastern Airlines shut down operations on all but three routes.
    (AP, 3/6/99)
1989        Mar 6, Harry Andrews (b.1911), English actor, died in Sussex, England. His films included “Helen of Troy" (1956) and “Equus" (1977).
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0028674/)

1990        Mar 6, The Soviet parliament overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing people to own factories and hire workers for the first time in nearly seven decades.
    (AP, 3/6/00)

1991        Mar 6, Following Iraq’s capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told a cheering joint session of Congress that “aggression is defeated. The war is over."
    (AP, 3/6/01)

1992        Mar 6, Personal computer users braced for a virus known as “Michelangelo," set to trigger on March 6, but only scattered cases of lost files were reported. The Michelangelo computer virus threatened computer systems around the world. It was designed to lodge itself into a corner of the system and infect any floppies put into the system, and to eventually mangle the hard drive.
    (Sp., 5/96, p.68)(AP, 3/6/02)

1993        Mar 6, As a standoff at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended its first week, authorities appealed publicly to David Koresh and his followers to give themselves up.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1994        Mar 6, Two top Clinton administration officials, Vice President Al Gore and White House adviser George Stephanopoulos, appeared on the Sunday TV talk shows to blame Republican sniping for much of the furor over Whitewater.
    (AP, 3/6/99)
1994        Mar 6, In Arizona a 2nd 7-member crew entered the Biosphere 2. Their mission was cut short under management problems and reorganization.
    (SFC, 11/25/96, p.A3)
1994        Mar 6, Melina Mercouri (b.1920), Greek born actress turned politician, died of lung cancer in New York City.
    (AP, 3/6/99)(www.imdb.com/name/nm0580479/)

1995        Mar 6, The Republican-controlled House took up business-backed legislation to alter the civil legal system over White House objections that some of the proposals were too extreme. The House passed the measure the following day.
    (AP, 3/6/00)

1996        Mar 6, A federal appeals court struck down Washington state’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
1996        Mar 6, Lamar Alexander and Dick Lugar announced they were dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
1996        Mar 6, Reports said that at least 10,000 Chechens have fled to this neighboring republic [Dagestan] of the Russian Union.
    (WSJ, 3/6/96, p. A-1)

1997        Mar 6, The first ever Webby Awards ceremony was held in SF at Bimbo’s 365 Club in North Beach.
    (SFC, 3/7/96, p.A1)
1997        Mar 6, A gunman stole "Tete de Femme," a million-dollar Picasso portrait, from a London gallery. A week later, the painting was recovered and two suspects arrested.
    (AP, 3/6/98)
1997        Mar 6, A new “on the spot" litmus test for the toxins of the E. coli bacteria was announced.
    (WSJ, 3/6/97, p.A1)
1997        Mar 6, In Angola an armed group killed 30 people at a Roman Catholic mission in southern Angola and held 6 missionaries hostage.
    (SFC, 3/13/97, p.A13)
1997        Mar 6, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
    (AP, 3/6/98)
1997        Mar 6, China introduced new laws to bolster its campaigns against dissent, ethnic separatism and subversive Western ideals.
    (AP, 3/6/98)
1997        Mar 6, Dr. Cheddi Jagan (78), president of Guyana, died.
    (SFC, 3/7/97, p.A24)
1997        Mar 6, In Jamaica former Prime Minister Michael Manley (b.Dec 10, 1924) died.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A21)
1997        Mar 6, In Nepal the 17-month coalition of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was defeated and Deuba resigned. King Birendra asked Deuba’s centrist Nepali Congress Party to continue until the formation of a new council of ministers.
    (SFC, 3/7/97, p.A17)
1997        Mar 6, In Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels overran the army base at Vavunativu and left more than 200 dead.
    (SFC, 3/7/97, p.A24)
1997        Mar 6, In Turkey Prime Minister Erbakan signed on to the list of 18 measures submitted by the military to curb ultra-religious schools, publications and organizations.
    (WSJ, 3/7/97, p.A10)

1998        Mar 6, It was reported that the conservative Tax Foundation estimated that the state of Mississippi received $1.64 for a $1.00 it sent to Washington.
    (WSJ, 3/6/98, p.A1)
1998        Mar 6, The Army honored three Americans who risked their lives and turned their weapons on fellow soldiers to stop the slaughter of Vietnamese villagers at My Lai in 1968.
    (AP, 3/6/99)
1998        Mar 6, Matthew Beck (35), a Connecticut state lottery accountant, shot to death three supervisors and the lottery chief before killing himself.
    (SFC, 3/7/98, p.A3)(AP, 3/6/99)
1998        Mar 6, It was reported that Panama hired a Canadian Indian tribe, the Tsuu T’ina, to clean out unexploded bombs and shells from an area of Empire Range, which US military forces abandoned.
    (SFC, 3/6/98, p.A12)
1998        Mar 6, The IMF announced that it would delay the release of $3 billion in aid to Indonesia because basic requirements were not yet met.
    (SFC, 3/9/98, p.A11)
1998        Mar 6, Francesca Trombino, lawyer, was bludgeoned to death in Pordenone. She was representing a US Marine in the Feb 3 cable-car disaster. She was also representing the wife of the captured suspect in a divorce case.
    (SFC, 3/7/98, p.A7)
1998        Mar 6, Police in Kosovo reported that they killed Adem Jashari, a leader in the Kosovo Liberation Army, in Donji Prekaz in the Drenica region. 45 Albanians and 6 Serb police were reported dead. Of the 46 bodies 11 were women and 9 children. Six of the men were elderly.
    (SFC, 3/7/98, p.A6)(SFC, 3/10/98, p.A8)

1999        Mar 6, The emir of Bahrain, Sheik Issa bin Salman Al Khalifa (65), a key Western ally who had ruled for nearly four decades, died shortly after a meeting with Defense Secretary William Cohen. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Crown Prince Hamed ibn Issa Khalifa (49). King Hamed al-Khalifa soon ended a 25-year-long state of emergency.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, p.D8)(AP, 3/6/00)(WSJ, 10/25/01, p.A1)(Econ, 11/25/06, p.46)
1999        Mar 6, From Brazil it was reported that heavy flooding had hit Sao Paulo. 27 people were killed and 10,000 left homeless.
    (SFC, 3/6/99, p.A8)
1999        Mar 6, Ta Mok (72), aka "the butcher," the one-legged last senior leader of the Khmer Rouge, was arrested.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, p.A17)(SFC, 3/8/99, p.A12)
1999        Mar 6, From El Salvador it was reported that extermination squads were killing gang members at the rate of 1-2 a week.
    (SFC, 3/6/99, p.A10)
1999        Mar 6, Some 40 Haitians were apparently drowned when 2 boats loaded with refugees sank. There were 3 survivors.
    (SFC, 3/8/99, p.A4)
1999        Mar 6, From Kiribati it was reported that state of emergency had been declared after a prolonged drought nearly exhausted the underground fresh water supply of the 81,000 inhabitants.
    (SFC, 3/6/99, p.A8)

2000        Mar 6, Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time; among the newest honorees were James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Earth, Wind and Fire.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
2000        Mar 6, Three white New York City officers were convicted of a cover-up in a brutal police station attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
2000        Mar 6, Gasoline prices in California reached an average $1.63 per gallon.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, California voters passed Prop. 22, the gay marriage ban and Prop. 1A, an approval of Indian gaming rights. Prop. 1A enabled tribes to negotiate compacts with the state to operate casinos with slot machines and house banking.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/1/03, p.D6)
2000        Mar 6, California voters approved Prop. 21 by 61% authorizing prosecutors to try juveniles as adults for serious crimes.   
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)
2000        Mar 6, MGM Grand Inc. led by Kirk Kerkorian acquired  Mirage Resorts, founded by Stephen A. Wynn, for $4.4 billion in cash.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, In Chechnya some 30 rebels held positions at Komsomolskoye's mosque under Russian shelling. 50 Russian troops were reported killed in the last 2 days.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 6, China introduced a $111.1 billion budget that cut its deficit and added funds for military spending.
    (WSJ, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited together with Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited merged under a single exchange HKEX. In June Hong Kong sold shares in its combined stock exchange and clearing house to the public. In 2007 HKEX bought back a stake of almost 6%.
    (Econ, 9/15/07, p.93)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Exchanges_and_Clearing)
2000        Mar 6, Serbia sealed its border with Montenegro as relations worsened.
    (WSJ, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, In Sierra Leone some 150 former rebel fighters were reported killed after a clandestine diamond mine they were working collapsed.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.C4)
2000        Mar 6, In Uganda an overloaded boat sank on Lake Victoria and at least 45 people drowned.
    (WSJ, 3/9/00, p.A1)

2001        Mar 6, Bill Mazeroski was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former Negro League player Hilton Smith.
    (AP, 3/5/02)
2001        Mar 6, Calling it the “most accurate census in history," the Bush administration refused to adjust the 2000 head count.
    (AP, 3/5/02)
2001        Mar 6, The US Senate voted to repeal rules issued 4 months ago by former Pres. Clinton that were intended to reduce workplace injuries. The House followed suit the next day.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A1)(SFC, 3/8/01, p.A3)
2001        Mar 6, US District Judge Marilyn Patel ordered Napster to block access to its files of Millions of downloadable songs protected by copyrights.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D3)
2001        Mar 6, Two American women died when their twin-engine plane crashed after take-off from Iceland. They were on their way to Britain for a long-distance air race.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Mar 6, In Argentina Federal Judge Gabriel Cavallo struck down amnesty laws that protected hundreds of soldiers accused of torture, murder and kidnapping during the dictatorship of 1976-1983.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A9)
2001        Mar 6, It was reported that Chinese psychiatrists have decided to stop classifying homosexuality as a mental illness.
    (SFC, 3/6/01, p.A11)
2001        Mar 6, In China an explosion at an elementary school in Jiangxi province left 37 students and 4 teachers dead. 42 people, mostly students, were killed in a schoolhouse explosion in southern China; parents said the students had been forced to make fireworks by school officials. Teachers, to enhance their meager salaries, had forced students to make firecrackers during their lunch breaks. Prime Minister Zhu Rongji said the blast was caused by a “deranged suicide bomber."
    (WSJ, 3/7/01, p.A1)(SFC, 3/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 3/9/01, p.A14)(AP, 3/5/02)
2001        Mar 6, The EU ordered all livestock markets closed for 2 weeks to contain foot-and-mouth disease.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A10)
2001        Mar 6, In Kenya the 1st experimental AIDS vaccine, specifically designed for Africa, was administered.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A10)
2001        Mar 6, In Nigeria 30 girls died from a fire at the Gindiri Girls School in Jos. They were reportedly locked in for the night so as not to mix with boys.
    (WSJ, 3/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Mar 6, In Rwanda local elections were held for the 1st time since the 1994 mass slaughter of Tutsis.
    (WSJ, 3/7/01, p.A1)

2002        Mar 6, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report in which he wrote that former President Clinton could have been indicted and probably would have been convicted in the scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2002        Mar 6, Federal regulators approved the proposed $22 billion merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2002        Mar 6, US commanders in Afghanistan committed an additional 300 troops to the battle zone in the Shah-I-Kot mountains. Taliban and al-Qaeda forces were reported to have swollen by as many as 500 fighters. US jets killed 14 people in the area including women and children.
    (SFC, 3/7/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 3/13/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 6, It was reported that a 3-year study of heavy marijuana users showed that long-term pot smoking impaired brain function.
    (SFC, 3/6/02, p.A2)
2002        Mar 6, It was reported that a diet rich in tomato products can lower the risk of prostate cancer (Journal of National Cancer Institute).
    (SFC, 3/6/02, p.A2)(WSJ, 3/6/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 6, Astronauts successfully replaced a power-control unit on the Hubble space telescope.
    (WSJ, 3/7/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 6, In Kabul, Afghanistan, 3 Danish and 2 German peacekeeping soldiers were killed while defusing a soviet era missile.
    (WSJ, 3/7/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 6, China announced a 17.6% increase in defense spending.
    (SFC, 3/7/02, p.A7)
2002        Mar 6, It was reported that new regulations (Kuschelregel, the cuddle rule) required German pig farmers to spend at least 20 seconds each day looking at each pig.
    (WSJ, 3/6/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 6, Israeli forces struck Palestinian targets by land and sea. 13 Palestinians and 2 Israelis were left dead.
    (SFC, 3/7/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 3/7/02, p.A1)

2003      Mar 6, President Bush held a new conference and warned that he was prepared to go to war soon in Iraq with or without UN backing.
    (AP, 3/7/03)(SFC, 3/7/03, p.A1)
2003        Mar 6, The United States ratified a treaty on cutting active U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear warheads by two-thirds.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2003        Mar 6, Democrats blocked President Bush's nomination of Miguel Estrada to a federal appeals court.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2003      Mar 6, An Air Algerie Boeing 737 jet crashed killing 102 passengers and crew in the southern Algerian province of Tamanrasset. At least 1 person survived.
    (AP, 3/6/03)(SFC, 3/7/03, p.A14)
2003      Mar 6, Britain offered to compromise on a US-backed resolution by giving Saddam Hussein a short deadline to prove he has eliminated all banned weapons or face an attack.
    (AP, 3/6/03)
2003      Mar 6, The Chinese government committed itself to helping its poorest citizens, unveiling a new budget aimed at helping the countryside and maintaining growth. Defense was budgeted a 9.3% rise, the lowest in 14 years, and plans were made to abolish the agency in charge of five-year plans.
    (AP, 3/6/03)(SFC, 3/6/03, p.A14)(WSJ, 3/6/03, p.A1)
2003      Mar 6, The Congolese government and rebels have agreed in Pretoria to meld their armed forces into a new national army in a bid to end a 4 ½-year civil war and reunify the vast central African nation.
    (AP, 3/7/03)
2003      Mar 6, Pres. Fidel Castro was elected a sixth term and he wasted no time in criticizing the US, warning that Cuba doesn't need its foreign office.
    (AP, 3/7/03)
2003      Mar 6, Zdenek Adamec (19) set himself on fire in downtown Prague on to protest the Czech political situation and what he called the domination of the wealthy in the world.
    (AP, 3/6/03)
2003      Mar 6, Israeli troops hunting Islamic militants after a deadly suicide bombing stormed the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza in a raid that left 11 Palestinians dead and 110 wounded.
    (AP, 3/6/03)
2003      Mar 6, Italian police raided a house in Palermo and captured  Salvatore Rinella (49), a top Mafia boss.
    (AP, 3/7/03)

2004        Mar 6, President Bush backed off on plans to require frequent Mexican travelers to the United States to be fingerprinted and photographed before crossing the border.
    (AP, 3/6/05)
2004        Mar 6, A water taxi carrying about 25 passengers capsized in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, killing one person. Three others were missing and presumed dead. Navy reservists rescued 21 people.
    (AP, 3/6/04)(SFC, 3/08/04, p.A3)
2004        Mar 6, China handed its enormous military a double-digit spending increase in a show of support. According to China's 2004 budget, military spending for the PLA will rise 11.6 percent this year, an increase of $2.6 billion.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2004        Mar 6, Thousands of women marched through Paris to press for equal rights for women and show support for a law to ban Islamic head scarves in public schools.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2004        Mar 6, It was reported that 4 compromising videos have been released showing Mexican political party leaders and public servants accepting briefcases full of cash, gambling at the high rollers' table in Las Vegas and offering to procure business contracts for millions of dollars.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2004        Mar 6, Palestinian gunmen and car bombers attacked a major crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Israel. At least four attackers and two Palestinian policemen were killed, and no Israeli soldiers were hurt.
    (AP, 3/6/04)
2004        Mar 6, Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched through Caracas to protest the rejection of a petition aimed at recalling President Hugo Chavez.
    (AP, 3/7/04)

2005        Mar 6, Hans Bethe (b.1906), German-born peace worker and Nobel Prize winning physicist (1967), died in Ithaca, NY. In the 1930s Bethe, one of the greatest innovative theoretical physicists of our time, unraveled the mysterious nuclear cycles by which stars produce prodigious amounts of energy for billions of years without burning out.
    (SFC, 3/8/05, p.B5)(Econ, 3/19/05, p.90)
2005        Mar 6, Actress Teresa Wright died in New Haven, Conn., at age 86.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2005        Mar 6, In Bolivia President Carlos Mesa said he would submit his resignation to Congress after 17 months in office, warning that growing protests against Bolivia's oil and gas laws could soon block the country's highways and isolate its main cities.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 6, China convened its National People’s Congress.
    (WSJ, 3/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Mar 6, Shanghai became the 1st Chinese city to levy a capital gains tax on the sale of private property held for less than a year.
    (Econ, 3/26/05, p.73)
2005        Mar 6, Israeli investigators said police had arrested 22 employees of a Tel Aviv bank branch on suspicion they helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars in one of the largest such rings in the country's history.
    (AP, 3/6/05)
2005        Mar 6, Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian journalist wounded by American troops in Iraq after her release by insurgents, rejected the U.S. military's account of the shooting and declined to rule out the possibility she was deliberately targeted. The White House called the shooting a "horrific accident" and restated its promise to investigate fully.
    (AP, 3/6/05)
2005        Mar 6, Moldova held national elections. Nine special stations were opened near the border with Trans-Dniester so the separatist region's 700,000 residents can vote. Trans-Dniester authorities have refused to allow any polling stations on their territory. The governing pro-Western Communists won a parliamentary majority, but fell short of taking enough seats to re-elect President Vladimir Voronin.
    (AP, 3/6/05)(AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 6, In Norway 3 works by Edvard Munch were stolen from a hotel, the second theft of the renowned Norwegian's art in less than seven months.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 6, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, ending years of chilly relations with Uzbekistan, promised to catch and extradite any Uzbek-born terrorist hiding in his country.
    (AP, 3/6/05)
2005        Mar 6, Palestinian militants shot and wounded two Israeli border policemen in an attack on a military post near a West Bank shrine.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 6, More than 15,000 protesters marched in Taiwan, denouncing China's planned anti-secession law and pledging to fight what they claim is Beijing's attempt to force this self-ruled, democratic island to unify with the mainland.
    (AP, 3/6/05)
2005        Mar 6, In Turkey riot police kicked and beat women and young people who had gathered for an unauthorized demonstration in Istanbul marking International Women's Day.
    (AP, 3/7/05)

2006        Mar 6, The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota signed a sweeping state abortion ban. It was an intentional provocation to set up a legal challenge to the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision that made abortion legal. Abortion-rights groups were able to get enough signatures to put the measure to a vote, and the ban was rejected in the November election.
    (SFC, 3/7/06, p.A8)(AP, 3/6/07)
2006        Mar 6, A San Francisco judge ordered the Univ. of California to pay over $33.8 million to some 40,000 students, who claimed their fees had been improperly raised.
    (SFC, 3/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Mar 6, General Motors Corp. said it will sell a 17.4% stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. for $2 billion, scaling down its share in an effort to gain much-needed cash. GM and Suzuki said the partnership between the automakers will continue.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, US scientists issued a forecast that the next sunspot cycle would start in late 2007 or 2008 and peak in 2012. Solar storms in the 11-year cycle could disrupt power and communications around the world.
    (SFC, 3/7/06, p.A5)
2006        Mar 6, Dana Reeve (44), singer, actress and non-smoker, died of lung cancer. She won worldwide admiration for her devotion to her "Superman" husband, Christopher Reeve (d.2004), through his decade of near-total paralysis.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 6, Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett died in Phoenix at age 45.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2006        Mar 6-2006 Mar 7, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces exchanged heavy gunfire and mortars at several points along their border in the most serious fighting in months.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 6, PM John Howard in New Delhi said Australia will consider selling uranium to India if it is convinced about New Delhi's commitment to follow global nuclear safeguards for its civilian atomic reactors.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Austrian authorities said several cats have tested positive for the deadly strain of bird flu in their first reported case of the disease spreading to an animal other than a bird.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Bangladesh's second top Islamist militant was captured after a gunbattle with security forces. Siddiqul Islam Bangla Bhai, chief of the outlawed Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh group (JMB), was arrested along with his wife at his hideout with two of his associates in the northern district of Mymensingh.
    (Reuters, 3/6/06)(Econ, 3/25/06, p.45)
2006        Mar 6, President Evo Morales accused the US government of trying to intimidate Bolivia by announcing it would cut some aid because of a disagreement over the appointment of a military commander.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, A Chinese lawmaker called for police to tape interrogations in possible death penalty cases following widespread complaints of confessions being forced by torture.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, France's highest administrative body ruled that Sikhs must remove their turbans for driver's license photos, calling it a question of public security and not a restriction on freedom of religion.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, German drugmaker Bayer AG said its fourth-quarter profit fell 33% after it set aside 275 million euros ($330.5 million) to settle claims that it colluded on prices of rubber and plastic in the US.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, In Iraq explosions killed at least 10 people and wounded 36 in Baghdad and Baqouba. In Iraq 2 men were burned to death in their car after a shootout with Iraqi police in Basra. Security officials said the victims were British citizens. A car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol exploded near a market north of Baghdad, killing at least five people. A Sunni general in charge of Baghdad defenses was killed by snipers. Attacks across Iraq killed at least 25 people.
    (AP, 3/6/06)(WSJ, 3/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Mar 6, Israeli aircraft blew up a truck carrying Islamic Jihad militants, killing two of them and three bystanders, including two children. The Israeli military confirmed it attacked the truck, saying the target was one of the dead men, Islamic Jihad operative Moner Sukar, who had carried out rocket attacks against Israel.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Zeev Rosenstein (51), a suspected Israeli mob boss, was extradited to the US. Rosenstein was suspected in the distribution of more than 1 million Ecstasy pills in the US, mostly in NY and Miami.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, In Mexico Diego Santoy (21) was captured at a police roadblock in the southern state of Oaxaca, four days after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Erika Pena, 18, strangled her 3-year-old sister and stabbed to death her 7-year-old brother.
    (AP, 3/8/06)
2006        Mar 6, Nigeria unveiled details of spending plans in its record 14.8-billion-dollar (12.3-billion-euro) federal budget and made ambitious predictions for strong economic growth.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Pakistani authorities clamped a curfew on a Miran Shah and negotiated with tribesmen to try to end three days of clashes that have left more than 120 pro-Taliban rebels dead. Thousands of residents joined an exodus out of the town.
    (AFP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, In comments aimed at Afghanistan's leader, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said that the "bad-mouthing" of his country must stop and that Pakistani officials have caught terrorists "and will continue to do so."
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Hamas lawmakers in Palestine voted to revoke decisions made by the Fatah-led parliament at its last meeting in February, including more power for Pres. Abbas.
    (WSJ, 3/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Mar 6, President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law that allows the Russian military to shoot down hijacked planes, the latest in a series of bills passed following terrorist attacks.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Russia's environmental agency gave final approval to a much-criticized plan to build a 2,550-mile oil pipeline past Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake.
    (AP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, In Seoul representatives of South Korea and the US agreed to begin negotiations in June on establishing a free trade agreement. A block away movie actors, directors and farmers staged protests against any such deal.
    (AFP, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Leaders from the main Darfur rebel group renounced Abdel Wahed Mohamed el-Nur, their party president, saying he was acting unilaterally and endangering fragile peace talks.
    (Reuters, 3/6/06)
2006        Mar 6, Sandjar Umarov, chairman of the opposition Sunshine Uzbekistan group, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on charges of organizing a criminal group, tax evasion and money laundering. Umarov pleaded innocent to all charges.
    (AP, 3/6/06)

2007        Mar 6, Democratic lawmakers accused the Bush administration of carrying out a political purge by firing at least 8 US attorneys.
    (SFC, 3/7/07, p.A3)
2007        Mar 6, Former US White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity. Sentencing was scheduled for June.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(Econ, 3/10/07, p.27)
2007        Mar 6, More than 30 Vermont towns passed resolutions seeking to impeach President Bush, while at least 16 towns in the tiny New England state called on Washington to withdraw US troops from Iraq.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, US Army medic Spc. Agustin Aguayo, who refused to return to Iraq because of his opposition to the war, was convicted in Germany of desertion at his court martial. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, far short of the maximum seven-year sentence.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, It was reported that Myers Development Co. of SF planned to start construction next month on its $428 million Mandalay Terrace project on the west side of San Bruno Mountain in South San Francisco. It included 12 and 21-story office towers.
    (SFC, 3/6/07, p.B6)
2007        Mar 6, Researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that pollution from Asia is helping generate stronger storms over the North Pacific, according to new research. Satellite measurements have shown an increase in tiny particles generated from coal burning in China and India in recent decades.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Ernest Gallo (97), who parlayed $5,900 and a wine recipe from a public library into the world's largest winemaking empire, died at his home in Modesto, Ca.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, In southern Afghanistan a remote-control bomb targeting a police vehicle on killed one policeman and wounded another in the Murja district of Helmand province. Afghan soldiers caught Mullah Mahmood, a senior Taliban commander at a checkpoint in Kandahar province. He was wearing a burqa, the all-encompassing Islamic veil worn by women. One British soldier and four Taliban fighters were killed. A Canadian soldier died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Enemy action was ruled out as the cause. The Taliban claimed that it had kidnapped 4 journalists, including a Briton and an Italian.
    (AP, 3/6/07)(AP, 3/7/07)(WSJ, 3/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Mar 6, A fire raged through a congested slum in southeastern Bangladesh, killing at least 21 people, including 10 children.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Central African Republic forces (FACA) peacefully took back control of the airfield at Birao that they had abandoned following rebel attacks at the weekend.
    (AFP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, The government of Chad refused to allow the UN to send an advance mission to prepare for the possible deployment of UN peacekeepers, a setback to plans to help thousands of civilians caught in the spillover of the Darfur conflict in neighboring Sudan.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, An explosion at a coal mine in south China killed at least 15 workers.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, Fortunat Lumu, the head of Congo's atomic energy commission, was arrested along with an aide on suspicion of illegally selling uranium.
    (AP, 3/8/07)
2007        Mar 6, In eastern Ethiopia 2 US troops were reported killed and another injured in a single-vehicle traffic accident.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, France and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement to open a branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, despite criticism that the French government is peddling the country's artistic treasures.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Jean Baudrillard (b.1929), French philosopher and social theorist, died. He was best known for his writings on gender relations and consumerism.
    (Econ, 3/17/07, p.93)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baudrillard)
2007        Mar 6, Volkswagen's new chief executive Martin Winterkorn has been nominated as chairman of Swedish truck maker Scania in a new phase in the plans for a three-way tie-up with German group MAN. VW is Scania's biggest shareholder with a voting stake of 34 percent and traditionally holds the chair of the Swedish truck maker's supervisory board.
    (AFP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Guatemala's president ordered the national police to clean out corrupt officers and upgrade training after six members of the force were accused of killing three Central American Parliament members.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, In western India wildlife officials said poachers had killed three highly endangered Asiatic lions in their only remaining sanctuary, removing their claws and bones and raising fears for the future of these rare cats. Tiger numbers in India had collapsed to around 1,800 in the wild, about half the world’s total.
    (AP, 3/6/07)(Econ, 5/26/07, p.41)
2007        Mar 6, In western Indonesia a 6.3 earthquake crumpled houses across a large swath of Sumatra Island, killing over 70 people and injuring hundreds.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 6, Iran said its former deputy defense minister was missing while on a private trip to neighboring Turkey, and its top police chief accused Western intelligence services of possibly kidnapping the official.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, In Iraq 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims streaming toward a shrine at Hillah, killing at least 120 people and wounding about 190. In the south Baghdad neighborhood of Dora gunmen pumped bullets into a minibus, killing all eight passengers inside. A car bomb nearby killed at least 7 people.
    (AP, 3/6/07)(AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, In Iraq US Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed two unarmed brothers as they herded cattle in a grove. Barbera faced a US military trial in 2014.
    (SFC, 4/24/14, p.A6)
2007        Mar 6, Italian prosecutors cleared a physician who disconnected the respirator of a paralyzed man who had asked to die.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, In Mexico gunmen wounded Gen. Francisco Fernandez, the top security official in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco, and killed his driver.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, Moroccan officials arrested Saad Houssaini, an alleged member of a terrorist group that is believed linked to the 2004 Madrid bombings and 2003 attacks in Casablanca.
    (AFP, 3/9/07)
2007        Mar 6, Dutch judges ruled that a chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang is not a criminal organization, rejecting prosecutors' attempts to have the group outlawed.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, In northwestern Pakistan armed tribesmen attacked suspected Uzbek militants, triggering a battle in which 15 people were killed.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed into law a package of anti-terror measures that has drawn protests as a threat to civil liberties.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Interfax news agency said 2 American women were hospitalized in Moscow for treatment of thallium poisoning. The women became ill Feb. 24 and were being treated at Moscow's Sklifosovsky clinic.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, In Somalia mortar rounds slammed into Mogadishu's airport during a ceremony welcoming the arrival of peacekeepers. At least 3 people were killed when a firefight erupted between unidentified insurgents and Ethiopian troops near a military base in Mogadishu.
    (AP, 3/6/07)(AFP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Sudan said it will try three Sudanese for crimes committed in Darfur, including a member of the country's security forces who is being sought by an international war crimes court.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Thailand's military-installed government took over the country's only independent television station and said it would be temporarily pulled off the air after it failed to pay millions of dollars in unpaid license fees.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 6, Venezuelan authorities arrested, Gen. Ramon Guillen Davila, a retired National Guard general, on accusations that he plotted to overthrow President Hugo Chavez.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 6, In Zimbabwe at least 34 people were killed when a train collided with a minibus at rail crossing on the outskirts of the capital Harare.
    (AP, 3/6/07)

2008        Mar 6, In Nevada letters began arriving this week to patients who received injected anesthesia at the endoscopy center from March 2004 to mid-January were urged to get tested for hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The Las Vegas clinic was found to be reusing syringes and vials of medication for nearly four years.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, A lawmaker said Abkhazia, a region that broke away from Georgian government control in the 1990s, intends to seek international recognition as an independent nation, citing Kosovo as a precedent.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, In Albania a boat carrying partygoers celebrating the birthday of 5-year-old twins sank just after midnight in a lake near the capital, killing 16 people, including the two children.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Britain unveiled a timetable for the introduction of controversial biometric identity cards, starting with non-European foreigners who will be obliged to have them from later this year.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, In Britain the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) said that up to 700 hundred personnel of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) had begun a 24-hour stoppage in response to poor pay conditions and below-inflation wage increases over the past few years.
    (AFP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, In Colombia Pedro Pablo Montoya, a guerrilla known as Rojas, came to government troops with the severed right hand of FARC rebel leader Ivan Rios (46), a laptop computer and ID, saying he had killed his boss three days earlier. Rojas handed himself over to the soldiers. The US State Department had a bounty of $5 million for Rios' capture. In 2011 Rojas was sentenced to 40 years for his role in a 1999 attack on the northwestern town of Narino, in which 9 police and 7 civilians were killed. A march protesting the Colombian government and paramilitary death squads drew tens of thousands of people and 6 organizers were killed.
    (AP, 3/7/08)(AP, 3/14/08)(AP, 11/10/11)
2008        Mar 6, In Egypt police arrested 26 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in an ongoing crackdown on Egypt's largest Islamic opposition group ahead of next month's local election.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Greece's main power company extended rolling blackouts as a strike by the company's workers entered its fourth day.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Officials said authorities in Indian Kashmir have begun poisoning stray dogs in an anti-rabies drive that aims to kill some 100,000 dogs in the region's main city.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, In Iraq an attack killed 68 people in a Baghdad shopping district. 120 were wounded. Many of the victims were teens or young adults.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 6, A gunman infiltrated a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem and opened fire in a library, killing 8 students and wounding dozens before an Israeli army officer nearby shot the gunman dead. In Gaza, the Islamic militant Hamas praised the attack.
    (AP, 3/6/08)(AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 6, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced that he is breaking off relations with Colombia because of his country's opposition to the Colombian raid on a guerrilla base in Ecuador.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, A massive power outage struck Pakistan's largest city of Karachi and left the entire city of more than 15 million people without electricity.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli army jeep on the border with Gaza, killing one soldier and wounding three. Deputies of Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman met with officials from the Islamic militant Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad in the Egyptian Sinai city of el-Arish to persuade Hamas to accept a truce that would halt rocket attacks.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Serbia's tottering coalition government voted down a bid by nationalist PM Vojislav Kostunica to rule out any deal with the EU until it revokes the independence of Kosovo.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, K. Sivanesan (51), a Sri Lankan Tamil lawmaker, was killed in a roadside bomb attack by government security forces. At least 61 Tamil Tiger rebels and five government troops were killed in 2 days of fresh fighting across Sri Lanka's embattled north.
    (AFP, 3/6/08)(AFP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 6, Journalists and a security official said Sudanese authorities have reimposed daily censorship of newspapers after they published reports accusing the government of backing Chadian rebels.
    (Reuters, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, was arrested at a five-star hotel in downtown Bangkok on allegations that he supplied Colombian rebels with arms and explosives. He had been accused of flouting UN embargoes and was wanted by Interpol.
    (AP, 3/6/08)
2008        Mar 6, A Kurdish demonstrator wounded a day earlier in clashes with police in eastern Turkey died of his injuries.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 6, About 700 Turkish school children were hospitalized for apparent food poisoning.
    (AP, 3/6/08)

2009        Mar 6, The US Labor Department reported that the nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs amid a deepening recession.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, The IRS said it would not renew its expiring contracts with two private debt collection agencies. An in-house tax collection program was cited as more effective.
    (WSJ, 3/7/09, p.A4)
2009        Mar 6, The CIA destroyed a dozen videotapes of harsh interrogations of terror suspects, according to documents filed in a lawsuit over the government's treatment of detainees. The 12 tapes were part of a larger collection of 92 videotapes of terror suspects that the CIA destroyed. The extent of the tape destruction was disclosed through a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the government.
    (AP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 6, In California Annette Yeomans (51) surrendered at the Vista jail and was booked for investigation of grand theft and embezzlement. The former bookkeeper reportedly embezzled $9.9 million, forcing her company to make layoffs as she bought 400 pairs of shoes that she kept in a room-sized closet decorated with a crystal chandelier and a plasma television. Authorities alleged that Yeomans embezzled the money from 2001 to 2007 while she was chief financial officer for Quality Woodworks, Inc., a cabinetry business in San Marcos.
    (AP, 3/8/09)
2009        Mar 6, NASA's planet-hunting telescope, Kepler, rocketed into space on a historic voyage to track down other Earths in a faraway patch of the Milky Way galaxy. The $600 million satellite failed to communicate in 2013.
    (AP, 3/7/09)(Econ, 10/18/14, p.83)
2009        Mar 6, In Argentina Claudio Lifschitz, a criminal attorney who accused former President Carlos Menem of covering up the nation's worst terrorist attack, was kidnapped and tortured by masked gunmen seeking information about the case.
    (AP, 3/12/09)
2009        Mar 6, Colombia’s anti-narcotics police seized 5.7 tons of cocaine and cocaine base in a jungle laboratory reportedly run by the Black Eagles, the largest of a new generation of paramilitary groups.
    (SFC, 3/7/09, p.A4)
2009        Mar 6, The EU and Kenya agreed to allow the country to prosecute suspected pirates captured by European forces on the high seas.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, India's government said it assisted an Indian businessman in his successful $1.8 million bid for Mohandas Gandhi's eyeglasses and other items, despite initially protesting the auction as a "crass commercialization" of the pacifist leader's legacy. An Indian court had even filed an injunction in an attempt to prevent the auction in New York.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 5, Indonesia and South Korea agreed to cooperate more closely on a range of issues including defense, the global financial crisis and alternative sources of energy.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, The Israeli foreign ministry said it had closed its embassy after the government of Mauritania asked the Israeli ambassador and his staff to leave.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, Kyrgyz lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to suspend an agreement that allows US-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan to use an air base on its territory.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, Mexico published a new law allowing the planting of genetically modified corn for experimental reasons.
    (SFC, 3/7/09, p.A2)
2009        Mar 6, Morocco cut diplomatic links with Iran after an outcry in the Sunni Muslim world over a statement by an Iranian official questioning Sunni-ruled Bahrain's sovereignty.
    (Reuters, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, In Paraguay about 100 women disrobed in a square in downtown Asuncion to protest nuclear weapons.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, The Sri Lankan government appealed for tens of thousands of civilians to flee the northern war zone and said it would open two safe passages for the exodus. Sri Lankan soldiers assailed the last slice of land still controlled by ethnic Tamil separatists, killing at least 32 rebels in Mullaitivu.
    (AP, 3/6/09)(AP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 6, A UN spokesman said its human rights office will examine whether Sudan's decision to expel aid groups constitutes a breach of basic human rights and possibly a war crime. UN agencies warned that Sudan's decision to expel 13 international aid groups will leave more than a million people without food or health care and could threaten thousands of lives.
    (AP, 3/6/09)(AFP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, A senior employee of Taiwan's presidential office was indicted on charges of providing classified information to rival China. Wang Jen-bing was charged with violating the national security law by leaking documents gathered during the last three years of former President Chen Shui-bian's eight-year tenure. Chen Pin-jen, a legislative aid, was indicted on similar charges.
    (AP, 3/6/09)
2009        Mar 6, In Thailand Chiranuch Premchaiporn was arrested for violating the country’s Computer Crime Act. She faced 10 charges for not preventing comments on bulletin boards that might have offended the royal family.
    (http://tinyurl.com/4j6w77d)(Econ, 2/5/11, p.54)
2009        Mar 6, In Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai was injured in a car crash that killed his wife. Tsvangirai was flown the next day to neighboring Botswana for medical tests.
    (Reuters, 3/7/09)(AFP, 3/7/09)

2010        Mar 6, Sandra Bullock won worst-actress for her romantic comedy flop "All About Steve" at the Razzies, a spoof of the Oscars that mocks Hollywood's low-points of the year.
    (AP, 3/8/10)
2010        Mar 6, British PM Gordon Brown made a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 3/6/10)
2010        Mar 6, An operation in Germany to remove the gall bladder of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was "successful" and he was in hospital convalescing.
    (AFP, 3/6/10)
2010        Mar 6, In Germany 4 men brandishing handguns and machetes stormed into Berlin's Grand Hyatt hotel during a million-euro poker tournament and made off with hundreds of thousands of euros in cash. A man (21), who admitted to taking part in the raid, turned himself into authorities on March 15 and identified 3 accomplices who remained on the run. Authorities issued photos of the three: Ahmad el-Awayti (20), of undetermined nationality; Jihad Chetwie, a 19-year-old German; and Mustafa Ucarkus, a 20-year-old Turkish citizen. On March 21 police arrested a 5th suspect, a Lebanese citizen (28), believed to be the organizer of the attack.   
    (AFP, 3/7/10)(AP, 3/17/10)(AP, 3/22/10)
2010        Mar 6, Icelanders voted in a referendum on a $5 billion deal to repay Anglo-Dutch loans. The referendum resoundingly rejected a deal to pay Britain and The Netherlands billions for losses in the Icesave bank collapse.
    (Reuters, 3/6/10)(AFP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 6, In Indonesia a group calling itself "al-Qaida in Aceh" claimed to be the target of a police crackdown. Police have arrested 16 suspected militants in a series of raids in the deeply conservative province of Aceh since Feb 22.
    (AP, 3/6/10)
2010        Mar 6, In Iraq a car bomb exploded near a bus for pilgrims in the Shiite city of Najaf, killing at least three people, including two Iranians, on the eve of key national elections.
    (AP, 3/6/10)
2010        Mar 6, In northern Mexico police in the city of San Nicolas de los Garza, a suburb of the industrial hub of Monterrey, protested hours after three of their colleagues were shot to death in an ambush and a fourth was wounded. Federal police announced the arrest of three men accused of running an extortion ring that targeted Ciudad Juarez businesses. The army announced it had seized 2.6 metric tons of marijuana and detained one suspect in a mountainous area of Chihuahua.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 6, In Pakistan Maulvi Noor Mohammad, a Pakistani Taliban commander, was ambushed near the main town of Miran Shah, North Waziristan, by relatives of a man he recently tortured and killed.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 6, In the Philippines guerrillas of the communist New People's Army (NPA) killed 11 government soldiers in a gun battle on Mindoro island.
    (AFP, 3/6/10)
2010        Mar 6, The Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association said that Saudi security officers stormed a book stall at the Riyadh Int’l. Book Fair last week and confiscated all work by Abdellah Al-Hamid, a well-known reformer and critic of the royal family.
    (SSFC, 3/7/10, p.A6)
2010        Mar 6, In western Sudan 10 people were killed in renewed clashes between the Misseriya and Nuwayba tribes in the Darfur region.
    (AFP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 6, In Tibet a truck loaded with people heading to an ancient monastery in the Shannan prefecture crashed killing 26 people.
    (SSFC, 3/7/10, p.A6)

2011        Mar 6, Scientists at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano said a new vent has opened, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 6, In Texas a fire following a late night party left 6 people dead in Granbury.
    (SFC, 3/7/11, p.A6)
2011        Mar 6, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, his apology for a foreign air strike that killed nine children on March 1 was "not enough." 12 civilians, including 5 children, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southeastern Paktika province.
    (Reuters, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In Bahrain thousands of Shiite opposition supporters blocked the entrance to the prime minister's office but failed to disrupt a government meeting as the campaign for reform in the strategic Gulf nation enters its third week.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, Nearly 50 Bangladeshi migrant workers evacuated by sea from Libya to the Greek island of Crete jumped ship during the night, apparently to avoid being sent back to Bangladesh. Three died, 11 remained missing and many others were hospitalized.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In China at a hastily called news conference in Beijing, Li Honghai, vice director of the city's Foreign Affairs Office, said reporters must apply for and receive government permission to conduct any newsgathering within the city center. It was the latest sign of the government's determination to prevent the formation of a Middle East-style protest movement.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, Scientists from Cyprus, England and Greece reported their ability to diagnose Down Syndrome using a simple blood test on pregnant women.
    (SFC, 3/7/11, p.A7)
2011        Mar 6, Estonia held elections. The center-right, 2-party coalition government of PM Andrus Ansip won.
    (SSFC, 3/6/11, p.A4)(SFC, 3/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 6, In Haiti raucous crowds danced in the streets of the capital as the city celebrated its first Carnival since last year's earthquake forced the cancellation of the annual festivities.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 6, India's defense ministry said it successfully shot down a missile in a test of a homegrown missile interception system.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In southern Iraq a roadside bomb killed six people and wounded 12 in the oil-rich city of Basra. A radio station in Kalar, called Voice, was vandalized. The independent station in the Kurdish region was established by two young journalists about two years ago.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In Ireland the two opposition parties that triumphed in elections, conservative Fine Gael and left-wing Labor, announced they have reached agreement to form the country's next coalition government following five days of negotiations.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In the Ivory Coast rebels, known by their French acronym FN, seized Toulepleu extending gains made earlier with the seizure of Zouan-Hounien. Both towns have historically been controlled by Laurent Gbagbo. A top Ouattara adviser said gangs of youth, actively aided and supported by uniformed police, have ransacked at least 10 houses belonging to senior ministers, mayors and other allies of the internationally recognized president. Nearly 400 people have already been killed, most of them civilians who voted for Ouattara.
    (AP, 3/7/11)(AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, Japan's foreign minister Seiji Maehara suddenly quit for having accepted a political donation from a foreigner, a violation of Japanese law, dealing another blow to the embattled administration of PM Naoto Kan.
    (AP, 3/6/11)(SFC, 3/7/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 6, Libyan helicopter gunships fired on a rebel force advancing west toward the capital along the Mediterranean coastline and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi fought intense ground battles with the rival fighters. Four people were killed in fighting at Bin Jawwad and Ras Lanouf. 21 people, including a child, were killed and dozens wounded in the rebel-held city of Misrata during fighting and shelling by Moamer Kadhafi's forces.
    (AP, 3/6/11)(AFP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 6, Mexican police found 3 severed heads in plastic bags in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Armed men attacked a police station in Acapulco, wounding an officer. The same suspects later shot at a house, wounding two people at the residence. Authorities said Julio Cesar Aguilar Garcia, a suspected high-ranking figure in the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested in Sonora state. Alleged Zetas leader, Marcos Carmona Hernandez, was arrested in Oaxaca state. In northwestern Sinaloa state gunmen swarmed a convoy transporting 2 prisoners, shredding 3 police vehicles with bullets and killing 7 officers and one inmate.
    (AP, 3/7/11)(SFC, 3/7/11, p.A2)(AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 6, Off the central Peruvian coast a gang of criminals known as "the pirates of the sea" raided a Japanese tuna trawler. The gang of some 20 criminals tied the crew's hands and feet, then took off with their money, cell phones and the ship's communication equipment.
    (AFP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In South Sudan clashes began between government soldiers and a rebel group in the village of Owachi. More than 60 people, mostly civilians, were killed over 2 days. More than 7,000 others were displaced. Soldiers from Southern Sudan's government fired indiscriminately at civilians and burned and looted homes in Upper Nile state, near the north-south border.
    (AP, 4/20/11)
2011        Mar 6, In Taiwan 9 people died and 12 others were injured in a fire at a pub in the central city of Taichung. Local media reported that the packed pub first caught fire from sparks from an LED torch used by a performer.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, In southern Thailand six gunmen opened fire in a busy area of Pattani province's Yarang district and killed a retired police officer. Two insurgents on a motorcycle also in Pattani shot at a mother and son riding a motorbike back from a market. The 23-year-old son died and the mother was wounded.
    (AP, 3/6/11)
2011        Mar 6, A Turkish court ordered Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, two leading investigative journalists, jailed pending the outcome of a trial into an alleged plot to topple the Islamic-rooted government, raising further concerns over media freedom in the country. Ahmet Sik was arrested as he prepared a book about the alleged infiltration of Islamists into the Turkish police, a sensitive theme in a nation divided over the role of religion.
    (AP, 3/6/11)(Econ, 3/12/11, p.61)(AP, 4/14/11)
2011        Mar 6, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed four Republican Guard soldiers in the mountainous central province of Marib. Al-Qaeda militants shot and killed an army intelligence officer in the city of Zinjibar, in southern Abyan province. Another officer was shot dead in the city of Sayun, in Hadramut province, by gunmen suspected to be from Al-Qaeda. “Government thugs" descended on protesters camped out on a main square in Ibb province. One person was killed and 53 people were hurt.
    (AFP, 3/6/11)(AP, 3/8/11)

2012        Mar 6, Five members of Anonymous and Lulz Security were charged in an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. They included 2 men from Britain, 2 from Ireland and an American. Hector Xavier Monsegur (28), who pleaded guilty in August, served as an FBI informant leading to the new charges. Monsegur’s assistance led to the arrest of hacker Jeremy Hammond in 2013 and allowed authorities to disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks on the US government, US military as well as courts and private companies.      
    (AFP, 3/6/12)(SFC, 3/7/12, p.A7)(SSFC, 5/25/14, p.A8)
2012        Mar 6, A US federal court in Houston convicted R. Allen Stanford (61) of running a $7 billion investor fraud scheme that snared investors from 113 countries. He was first indicted in June, 2009.
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A6)(Econ, 3/10/12, p.86)
2012        Mar 6, A lawsuit was filed in Washington, DC, by 8 members of the US military alleging they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it to their superiors.
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A6)
2012        Mar 6, Ten US states voted in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries. Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney edged out conservative rival Rick Santorum in the vital battleground of Ohio and won five of the night's other contests. Romney also notched victories in Alaska, Idaho, Vermont, Virginia and his home-state of Massachusetts, while Santorum won North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee, and Newt Gingrich carried his home state of Georgia.
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A6)(Econ, 3/10/12, p.18)
2012        Mar 6, Georgia voters lifted a ban on Sunday sales of alcohol in 24 of 27 cities that put the issue on the ballot.
    (Econ, 3/17/12, p.33)
2012        Mar 6, Dennis Kucinich, a colorful liberal in Congress who tried to have former President George W. Bush impeached over the Iraq war, was defeated in Ohio by a fellow Democratic incumbent in the first of 11 primary races this year pitting members of the US House against each other.
    (Reuters, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, In North Carolina a decorated Green Beret leapt from the second-story of his burning home, wrapped himself in a blanket and ran back inside in an attempt to save his two young daughters. Firefighters recovered the body of Chief Warrant Officer Edward Cantrell (36) on the second floor of his Hope Mills home, not far from the remains of 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Louise White (81) of Newport, RI, claimed last month’s $336.4 million Powerball jackpot.
     (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A7)
2012        Mar 6, Afghan President Hamid Karzai endorsed the Ulema Council's “code of conduct" document issued March 3. It allows husbands to beat wives under certain circumstances and encourages segregation of the sexes.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Bangladesh's high court ordered police to sue 17 professors for allegedly distorting the country's liberation war history and maligning its founding leader in a school textbook.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, In Bangladesh Saudi diplomat Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali was shot and killed on a residential street in Dhaka. Authorities said the gunman and a motive were unknown.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, The limbless and headless torso of Gemma McCluskie (29) was found when a member of the public reported a suspicious object floating close to a market in Hackney, east London. She was a former actress in the BBC's top soap opera "EastEnders" (2001) and had gone missing on March 1. On March 10 Tony McCluskie (35) was charged with killing his sister.
    (AFP, 3/9/12)(AFP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 6, Chinese rights activist Liu Ping (47) went missing after she was detained by security officials in Beijing. She had angered officials with her advocacy of free elections as well as support of labor and women’s rights.
    (SFC, 3/20/12, p.A2)(http://tinyurl.com/7jom58l)
2012        Mar 6, The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo headed by PM Adolphe Muzito resigned more than three months after legislative elections.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, In Haiti Venel Joseph, a prominent banker whose son recently pleaded guilty in a US federal bribery case, was shot and killed in Port-au-Prince. Joseph was director of Haiti's Central Bank during former Pres. Jean-Bertrand Aristide's 2nd term from 2001 to 2004.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, India's ruling Congress party and its famed Gandhi political dynasty suffered a stinging election setback in crucial state polls. Figures showed Congress winning clearly in only one of five states and suffering a landslide defeat in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's most populous and politically significant state. Mayawati (56), India's low-caste "Dalit queen" who once saw herself as a future prime minister, was dethroned after a scandal-tainted term running UP.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported that the government will grant UN inspectors access to a military complex where the UN nuclear agency suspects secret atomic work has been carried out.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Iraqi authorities arrested four men in Salaheddin province in connection with a shooting spree a day ago that left 27 policemen dead. One of the terrorists blew himself up when they were surrounded.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington with assurances that the US is prepared to use force to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, just not yet.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, In Libya tribal leaders and militia commanders declared a semiautonomous region. Thousands of representatives of tribal leaders, militia commanders and politicians made the unilateral declaration at a conference in Benghazi. The conference said the eastern state, known as Barqa, would have its own parliament, police force, courts and capital at Benghazi.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Madagascar authorities said Tropical Storm Irina killed at least 65 people, most of them residents of the Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the island, when the storm passed over the country last week.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, Mexican authorities found 16 bodies in three clandestine graves on the outskirts of Monterrey. Authorities went to the ranch after drug gang suspects revealed the burial sites during questioning. In the border city of Piedras Negras a fierce hour-long battle took place between gunmen and police. One female officer was killed and six people were wounded.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, Moldova introduced new legislation approving chemical castration for foreigners and nationals convicted of sexually abusing children.   
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A2)
2012        Mar 6, In Nigeria unknown gunmen shot dead Adamu Amadu, a senior customs officer in charge of Yobe and Borno states, both recently been rocked by Islamist attacks. Islamists attacked a prison, police station and local government office, wounding at least three police officers in Konduga, Borno state.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)(AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, In the Philippines a 5.2 earthquake struck leaving 10 people injured. It was centered at sea just two miles (3 km) north of Masbate City on the island province of Masbate.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, South Africa's powerful Cosatu labor federation vowed to rally more than 100,000 protesters against new toll roads around Johannesburg that have angered workers and businesses.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, In South Korea journalists walked out of the state-owned Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) due to government interference. They joined colleagues at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), already on strike for a month. Journalists claimed to have over 2,600 files pointing to illegal government surveillance carried out between 2008-2010. 
    (Econ, 3/3/12, p.52)(http://tinyurl.com/82ns7pl)(Econ, 4/7/12, p.48)
2012        Mar 6, Talks between Sudan and South Sudan resumed in the Ethiopian capital to resolve a furious oil dispute as tensions remain high between the two nations.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, In Sudan Patrick Noonan, a British aid worker working for the UN World Food Program, was abducted by armed men in the Darfur region. He was released after 86 days.
    (AFP, 5/30/12)
2012        Mar 6, Swedish Public Radio said the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) had secret plans since 2007 to help Saudi Arabia build a plant for the production of anti-tank weapons. Construction on "Project Simoom" was yet to begin. It involved the creation of a shell company called SSTI to handle dealings with Saudi Arabia, in order to avoid any direct links to FOI and the government.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)(AFP, 3/29/12)
2012        Mar 6, Syrian troops shelled Herak and clashed with army defectors holed up inside in violence that killed a 15-year-old boy and five government soldiers. Government forces pounded rebel-held towns and blasted a bridge used by refugees to escape to Lebanon. At least 16 people were killed as regime forces launched a major assault on Herak, a town in the southern province of Daraa.
    (AP, 3/6/12)(AFP, 3/6/12)(AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 6, Turkish Airlines started flying into Somalia's war-torn capital, becoming the first international company to fly passenger planes into Mogadishu in more than 20 years. Flights were scheduled for twice a week.
    (AP, 3/6/12)
2012        Mar 6, In southern Yemen unknown assailants shot dead a policeman and wounded four others in the Ataq, Shabwa province. In Daleh province members of the separatist Southern Movement "opened machinegun fire at a police vehicle, wounding three policemen.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)

2013        Mar 6, Arkansas adopted the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion, at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Democrat Gov. Mike Beebe called it “blatantly unconstitutional."
    (SFC, 3/7/13, p.A5)
2013        Mar 6, In California a lion attacked and killed Dianna Hanson (24), a sanctuary worker at Project Survival’s Cat Haven in Dunlap.
    (SFC, 3/7/13, p.A1)(SFC, 3/8/13, p.A1)
2013        Mar 6, Ohio executed Frederick Treesh for the fatal shooting of a bookstore security guard in 1994. He was pronounced dead after a single powerful dose of pentobarbital.
    (SFC, 3/7/13, p.A5)
2013        Mar 6, Britain said it will provide armored vehicles, body armor and search-and-rescue equipment to Syria's opposition, but was still stopping short of arming the country's rebels.
    (AP, 3/6/13)
2013        Mar 6, British travel firm Thomas Cook said it would cut 2,500 UK jobs and close 195 stores in Britain as the euro crisis, high fuel costs and unrest in key destinations like Egypt and Greece take their toll on the holiday business.
    (Reuters, 3/6/13)
2013        Mar 6, An Egyptian administrative court ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin next month, throwing the country's politics deeper into confusion. In Port Said military police deployed around a government complex where demonstrators have been camped out for weeks.
    (AP, 3/6/13)
2013        Mar 6, An Egyptian court convicted Ahmed Ezz, a Mubarak-era steel magnate, of profiteering and squandering public funds. He was sentenced to 37 years in prison and fined $296 million. Ezz was already serving a 17-year sentence for graft and money laundering.
    (SFC, 3/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Mar 6, Iranian authorities blocked many foreign-based virtual private networks, or VPNs, severely restricting access to many websites.
    (AP, 3/12/13)
2013        Mar 6, Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church enthroned a new patriarch during a ceremonial mass that was held amid tight security in Baghdad. Louis Sako (64) replaced Emmanuel III Delly, who has retired.
    (AP, 3/6/13)
2013        Mar 6, Malaysian security forces battled a group of Filipino intruders in the rugged terrain of Borneo after they escaped a military assault with fighter jets and mortar fire on their hideout. One Filipino was shot and believed killed.
    (AP, 3/6/13)
2013        Mar 6, In eastern Mali French and Malian forces clashed with jihadists leaving a French soldier and some 10 insurgents dead. Boukary Daou, the editor-in-chief of Mali’s The Republican newspaper was arrested. His arrest came soon after his newspaper published a letter from an army officer denouncing coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo's recently-decreed salary of $8,000 per month, a very high salary in the impoverished country.
    (SFC, 3/7/13, p.A2)(AP, 3/14/13)
2013        Mar 6, In South Africa Dirk Coetzee (57), a former commander of the Vlakplaas covert police unit in apartheid-era South Africa, died of kidney failure. Coetzee had fled South Africa in 1989. He pledged allegiance to the ANC, returned in 1993 and was a witness at the trial of former police Col. Eugene de Kock. In testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Coetzee confessed to plotting the 1981 murder of attorney Griffiths Mxenge.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 6, In Spain Alvin Lee (b.1944), British virtuoso rock guitarist, died following complications from routine surgery. He as a member of the band Ten Years After, which burst onto the US music scene following their 1969 Woodstock performance.
    (SFC, 3/8/13, p.D5)
2013        Mar 6, Syrian rebels detained 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers in the area in another destabilizing twist to the country's two-year-old conflict. The number of Syrian refugees topped 1 million, half of them children. Gunmen raided a Christian village near Homs, robbing houses and shops, saying they were looking for weapons.
    (AP, 3/6/13)(AP, 3/7/13)(AP, 3/11/13)

2014        Mar 6, The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions against pro-Russian opponents to the new Ukraine government in Kiev as lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead. They scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula. Russia's parliament, clearly savoring the action, introduced a bill intended to make this happen.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, The US Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issued its first El Nino watch in almost 18 months, warning the phenomenon that can wreak havoc on weather and roil global crops could strike as early as the Northern Hemisphere summer.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Sheila MacRae (92), Broadway and TV star, died. She was best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph on the Jackie Gleason Show (1966-1970).
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.C12)
2014        Mar 6, In Afghanistan 5 Afghan soldiers were killed in an accidental air strike by the NATO-led force in the eastern province of Logar.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Algerian security forces arrested about 40 people protesting in central Algiers against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika standing for a fourth term next month. Public demonstrations in Algeria remain banned, despite a state of emergency being lifted in 2011.
    (AFP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, The Czech Parliament banned the sale of alcoholic beverages during sessions of the lower house.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Cuba said it has accepted a proposal by the EU to open negotiations on a new political accord.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, European leaders said Russia will face sanctions over its military incursion in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula unless it withdraws its troops or engages in credible talks to defuse the situation. The EU froze the assets of ousted Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych, ex-premier Mykola Azarov and 16 former ministers, businessmen and security chiefs, all on grounds of fraud.
    (AP, 3/6/14)(AFP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, The Bank of Greece said the country’s banking sector needs to raise 6.4 billion euros ($8.9 billion) to be able to cushion potential future losses. This prompted some of the banks to outline their plans.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 6, In central Iraq a series of bombings and clashes near Fallujah left at least 42 people dead.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Lithuania says six US fighter jets and two tanker planes have arrived following a US decision to increase NATO's air policing mission of the three Baltic states.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Macedonia formally set April 27 as the date of the country's early parliamentary election, which was forced after government coalition partners failed to agree on a presidential candidate.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Niger extradited to Libya one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, In northern Nigeria four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment in an Islamic court in Bauchi city.
    (AP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Poland's defense minister said a mission of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has been stopped from entering Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by unidentified men in military fatigues.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, A new video showed two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot attacked by a group of men who poured rubbish and bright green paint over them and shouted obscenities at them at a McDonald's restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 6, Saudi state news said a court has sentenced three men to death and jailed two others for up to 17 years for their part in a series of militant attacks including the deadly bombing of a foreign housing compound on Nov 8, 2003.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 6, South Africa imposed rolling power cuts for the first time since 2008 as it struggled to cope with coal shortages and technical problems caused by recent heavy rains.
    (AFP, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, In Syria at least 15 people were killed and 12 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Homs. At least five people were killed and more than 20 wounded in a bomb blast near a security headquarters in Hama. At least 17 jihadists were killed in fighting near the rebel-held town of Yabrud.
    (AFP, 3/6/14)(AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 6, Tunisia's Pres. Moncef Marzouki lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
    (AP, 3/6/14)(SFC, 3/7/14, p.A2)
2014        Mar 6, Uganda, under fire from Western nations, defended its toughened law on gays as being aimed at "protecting" youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, Ukraine's new leadership was reported to have reached out to oligarchs for help, appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 6, In Ukraine two Femen protesters were arrested in Crimea's capital Simferopol after staging a topless demonstration against Russia's intervention in Ukraine in front of the regional parliament. Pavel Gubarev, the leader of the most persistent pro-Moscow protest movement in eastern Ukraine, was arrested at his home in the city of Donetsk
    (AFP, 3/6/14)(Reuters, 3/6/14)
2014        Mar 6, A Venezuelan soldier and a motorcyclist died in a confused melee sparked by the opposition's barricading of a Caracas street, boosting the death toll from nearly a month of violence to 20.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)

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