On This Day: March 06th

This is 66th day of the year and 300 days remain in the year.

in history
The Alamo fell to Mexican forces.
The Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that slaves were not citizens.
Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The former British colonies of Togoland and the Gold Coast united to form independent Ghana.
Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.
Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.
March 06 Birthdays
Michelangelo Buonarroti1475–1564, Italian Artist.
Elizabeth Barrett Browningpoet
Gabriel Garcia Marquezwriter
Shaquille O'Nealbasketball player
Alan Greenspanchairman of the Federal Reserve
Savinien Cyrano de Bergeracpoet
Lou Costellocomedian, actor
Rob Reineractor, director, producer

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.