Thursday, March 6, 2014

This was 65th day of the year and 300 days remained in the year.


March 6 Birthdays

Michelangelo Buonarroti
1475–1564, Italian Artist.

Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
poet (1619)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
poet (1806)

Lou Costello
comedian, actor (1906)

Alan Greenspan
chairman of the Federal Reserve (1926)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
writer (1928)

Rob Reiner
actor, director, producer (1947)

Shaquille O'Neal
basketball player (1972)

March 6 in History

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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