On This Day In History, 6 March

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World Events Today

  • Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, was incorporated today in 1834
  • The Gold Coast declared independence from the United Kingdom today in 1957, it subsequently became known as the Republic of Ghana
  • Operation Flavius was carried out today in 1988, undercover officers of the British SAS shot dead 3 members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the IRA

Entertainment Events Today

  • Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, “The Fallen Woman”, premiered today in 1853 in Venice
  • The Beatles released Let it Be in the UK today in 1970, it would be their final single before Paul McCartney announced his departure from the band
  • In his first professional fight, the American boxer Mike Tyson beat Hector Mercedes in one round today in 1985

Family Events Today

  • The Italian sculptor, painter and architect Michelangelo, mastermind of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, was born today in 1475 in Caprese
  • Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who fought for independence and freedom in Poland and the United States, was born today in 1745
  • The American frontiersman Davy Crockett died today in 1836 aged 49, he was killed at the Battle of the Alamo

Main Event Today

  • In Britain, the year-long miners’ strike, a major industrial action led by Arthur Scargill, started today in 1984

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Oreo Day

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