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On This Day: March 6


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Does March 6 hold a special place in your heart? It's been a significant day in history, too!important moments and events, as well as inventions of things we love.

Here's some of the significant events that went down on this day in history: 

Trampoline and Valentina Tereshkova.

Trampoline and Valentina Tereshkova

  • Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo was born (1475).
  • Shortly after the First Fleet lands in Botany Bay, 2nd Lieutenant Philip Gidley King establishes the first settlement on Norfolk Island, to prevent it falling into the hands of the French (1788).
  • The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, was born in Russia (1937).
  • American George Nissen receives a patent for the first modern trampoline (1945).
  • Boxer Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam. Its leader, Elijah Muhammad, renames him Muhammad Ali (1964).
  • A car ferry capsises in Belgium, killing 193 people (1987).
  • The second Biosphere 2 mission --  at an Earth system science facility in Arizona --begins (1994).
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