March 6 in Pop Culture History

March 6 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

March 6 History Highlights

  • 1857 – The Dredd Scott Decision. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes called it the Court’s “greatest self-inflicted wound.”
  • March 6th is the annual sacred high holy day of Dudeism, “The Day of The Dude”.
    Dudeism is a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle inspired by “The Dude”, the protagonist of the 1998 film, The Big Lebowski.
  • March 6, 2005, The Autons attempted to invade London in Doctor Who, TV
  • If you were born on March 6th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… June 13th (prior year)

National Dress Day

National Dress day was created in 2016 by dressmaker Ashley Lauren to celebrate memories of special occasions via a dress. Traditionally, a dress may be a shirt with an attached bodice. they’re worn for casual, business, and formal settings. Lauren said, “To me today is about empowering women to celebrate our femininity and cherish memories of wearing dresses. It’s the ladies and their stories behind the dresses that make today so special.” Women are encouraged to wear one among their favorite dresses and/or post one among their favorite dress photos and share their stories on social media.

March 6 is…

Dentist’s Day
Dress Day
Frozen Food Day
Oreo Cookie Day

March 6 Birthday Quotes

“Genius is eternal patience.”
– Michelangelo

“One of the most beautiful things in the world I’ve ever seen or heard is people laughing, even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh.”
– D. L. Hughley

“As for me, I am in pursuit of excellence. I have no time to get old.”
– Will Eisner

“Silence is the best response to a fool.”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”
– Michelangelo

March 6 Birthdays

1475 – Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor (died in 1564)
1619 – Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright (died in 1655)
1780 – Lucy Barnes, American writer (died in 1809)
1806 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (English poet died in 1861)
1905 – Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader (died in 1975)
1906 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (died in 1959)
1917 – Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (died in 2005)
1923 – Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (died in 2009)
1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist
1929 – Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician (died in 2013)
1936 – Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician (died in 2014)
1947 – Kiki Dee, English singer-songwriter
1947 – John Stossel, American journalist and author
1948 – Stephen Schwartz, American composer and producer
1963 – D.L. Hughley, American actor
1967 – Connie Britton, American actress
1972 – Shaquille O’Neal, American basketball player

March 6 History

1836 – The Battle (and fall) of the Alamo took place

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. It stated that anyone brought into the United States as a slave, or their descendants could never be a United States citizen. The court of public opinion disagreed very vocally a few years later.

1899 – Bayer registered Aspirin as a trademark. Aspirin is considered by many to be the first wonder drug.

1930 – General Foods put the first individually packaged frozen foods – “Birds Eye Frosted Foods” on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts

1943 – Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the ‘Four Freedoms Series.’

1950 – Silly Putty was introduced as a toy by Peter Hodgson. It was invented in 1943 by James Wright in an effort to make synthetic rubber.

1953 – James Watson and Francis Crick submitted to ‘Nature’ magazine their first article on the structure of DNA. It was published in the April 25th, 1953 issue.

1964 – Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gave boxing champion Cassius Clay the name of Muhammad Ali.

1965 – #1 Hit March 6, 1965 – March 12, 1965: The Temptations – My Girl

1976 – #1 Hit March 6, 1976 – March 12, 1976: The Miracles – Love Machine (Part 1)

1981 – Walter Cronkite resigned as the main anchorman of The CBS Evening News

1983 – Country Music Television (CMT) began.

1985 – The song We Are the World was released.

1988 – In The Heat of the Night, based on the 1967 film, debuted on NBC television.

March 6, 1992 (fiction) Dana Scully assigned to The X-Files, X-Files, TV

1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus began to affect computers.

1993 – #1 Hit March 6, 1993 – March 12, 1993: Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle – A Whole New World

1994Liquid Television on MTV ended

2000Mobile Suit Gundam Wing debuted on The Cartoon Network

2001 – Napster began to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its peer-to-peer network. In July 2001, Napster shut down its entire network.

March 6, 2005 (fiction) The Autons attempted to invade London in Doctor Who, TV

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Biggest film of 1970: Love Story (Drama) earned ~ $106,000,000

A group of Mathematicians is called a Number.

Growing up, everyone was worried that “the powers that be” were going to microchip us. With the spread of smartphones, we microchipped ourselves.

“It doesn’t matter what Lucy said. I stopped trusting her after she stole my pop rocks in the third grade.” #moviequotes

Decades from now, having a “Flock of Seagull’s hairdo” original meaning will likely be lost on most young people. It will just sound like another old-timey saying.

The Capital of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi

Shaquille O’Neal only made one three-point shot during his entire career.

The word “Pokémon” is a contraction of the Japanese words, “Poketto” and “Monsut”, or “Pocket Monster” in English.

“We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change.” – Stella in Rear Window  #moviequotes

Six of the eight largest pyramidal buildings in the world are either in Mexico or Egypt.

The Scary Statistic: Motor Vehicle Accident odds: 1-in-100
What to do: Stay away from moving cars, airplanes, and other motorized vehicles.

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