Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 06 MARCH
2008 | A suicide bomber killed 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman killed eight students in Jerusalem.
2003 | The Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed at Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 of the 103 occupants.
1992 | The Michelangelo computer virus began to affect computers.
1988 | Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers were shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius on this day.
1987 | The British MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized in about 90 seconds and killed 193 people.
1983 | The first United States Football League games were played.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1961 | English singer-songwriter and actor, George Formby, 57.
2012 | American businessman and politician, Donald M. Payne, 78.
2005 | American baseball player and trainer, Danny Gardella, 85.
2008 | Ghanaian cardinal, Peter Poreku Dery, 90.
2005 | English radio host, Tommy Vance, 62.
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1995 | Bulgarian footballer, Georgi Kitanov.
1994 | English footballer, Nathan Redmond.
1926 | Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia, Ray O’Connor, died in 2013.
1952 | Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine.
1963 | American actor, producer, and screenwriter, D. L. Hughley.
1963 | Leeds United beat Stoke City 3-1 on this day in the FA Cup Third Round Match, the first Leeds win in the competition since beating Bradford PA 2-0 in the Fourth Round Match in February 1952.
2020 | On this day, “Spenser Confidential” was released for the first time. It was directed by American director, Peter Berg.
Mauritania is a country that has one of the longest trains in the world. The “iron-ore train” or “Train du Desert” is 2.3km long when it travels from iron ore mines in Zouérat to Nouâdhibou.