On March 6 in...
* 1982 -- Computerized wagering and cashing made its debut with the opening of the eight-day spring racing season at Sun Downs race track in Kennewick. The result? Sun Downs set records for total handle and attendance with $92,387 and 3,460 racing enthusiasts.
* 1979 -- The Tri-City Swim Team captured the first-place team trophy at the Inland Empire "A-B" Age-Group Swim Meet in Yakima. Theo Schmeeckle (boys 15-18), Desiree Marr (girls 10-and-under) and Ryan Fox (boys 10-and-under) earned individual high point trophies.
* 1950 -- A deal was signed to build a 4,000-seat baseball stadium in Kennewick for with the Tri-City Braves of the Western International League. The park, later named Sanders-Jacobs Field, would be the Tri-Cities home for the WIL -- and later the Northwest League -- through 1974.