March 6 in Pop Culture History

March 6 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

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 might 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 of 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

National Frozen Food Day

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March 6 as National Frozen Food Day. The day celebrates the invention of frozen food by Clarence Birdseye in 1922

Do you love frozen food? Do you hate it? Chances are, if you’re like most Americans, your answer to that question is “it depends.” Frozen food has come a long way since its inception in the early 20th century. In this blog post, we will take a look at how frozen food has evolved over the years and some of the controversies that have surrounded it. We will also discuss the benefits of frozen food and why it is such an important part of our diets.

The first frozen food product was introduced to the market in 1922 by Clarence Birdseye. He had developed a process for quick-freezing foods, which allowed them to be stored and transported long distances without spoiling. Frozen food caught on quickly and became especially popular during World War II when it was used to feed troops stationed overseas.

In the years since its invention, frozen food has come under fire from some health experts who claim that it is unhealthy and full of additives. However, recent studies have shown that this is not necessarily the case. In fact, frozen food can actually be quite healthy if you choose the right products. However, it is important to note that not all frozen foods are created equal. Some contain high levels of sodium, sugar, and unhealthy fats. So, when choosing frozen foods, be sure to read the labels carefully.

There are many benefits to eating frozen food. For one thing, it is convenient and easy to prepare. It can also be a great way to save money on groceries. Frozen food is also a good choice for people who lead busy lives or who don’t have time to cook every day. And finally, frozen food is an excellent source of nutrients and antioxidants, which can help keep you healthy and looking young.

So this National Frozen Food Day, take some time to appreciate all that frozen food has to offer. There’s a reason why it’s become such a staple in our diets!

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.

1988In 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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