March 6

1836

The Alamo fell to Mexican forces.

1857

The Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that slaves were not citizens.

1930

Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1957

The former British colonies of Togoland and the Gold Coast united to form independent Ghana.

1981

Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.

1997

Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.

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