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What happened on March 6 in Venice

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What happened on March 6 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is Saints Vitor and Vitorin’s Day

 

- March 6, 1276: a decree establishes twenty-five years as the minimum age to hold public service positions.

 

- March 6, 1419: a huge fire destroys the domes of St Mark’s Basilica, with damage for 22,000 ducats.

 

- March 6, 1460: a law establishes the minimum annual wage of an Arsenale caulker at fifty-three and a half gold ducats.

 

- March 6, 1853: Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres at the Fenice.

 

- March 6, 1858: Antonio Fradeletto, politician and writer, promoter, alongside Pompeo Molmenti and the Mayor Riccardo Selvatico, of the Venice Biennale of Art, is born in Venice.

 

 

 

Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini

 

Venice, 6th March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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