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    What happened on March 6

    • March 6, 0766 "Death - Chrodegang church reformer/bishop of Mainz, dies at about 50"

    • March 6, 1079 Omar Khayym completes the Iranian calendar.

    • March 6, 1323 Treaty of Paris

    • March 6, 1405 Birthday - Johan II King of Castille

    • March 6, 1447 Nicholas V becomes Pope.

    • March 6, 1447 Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V

    • March 6, 1454 "Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledged allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agreed to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights."

    • March 6, 1459 Birthday - Jacob Fugger German banker/merchant

    • March 6, 1460 Treaty of Alcacovas-Portugal gives Castile Canary Islands for West Africa

    • March 6, 1475 "Birthday - Michelangelo Buonarroti painter/sculptor/architect (David, Pita)"

    • March 6, 1475 "Michelangelo Renaissance artist: Sistine Chapel ceiling, was born"

    • March 6, 1479 Treaty of Alcaovas - Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa.

    • March 6, 1483 "Birthday - Francesco Guicciardini Italy, attorney/president of Romagna"

    • March 6, 1492 Birthday - Jean Luis Vives Spanish theory/humanist/reformer

    • March 6, 1495 "Birthday - Luigi Alamanni Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)"

    • March 6, 1521 Magellan discovers Guam

    • March 6, 1521 Magellan discovers the Mariana Islands.

    • March 6, 1579 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht

    • March 6, 1583 "Death - Zacharias Ursinus German theologist (Heidelberger), dies at 48"

    • March 6, 1590 "Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda ""turfschip of Breda"""

    • March 6, 1615 Birthday - Jan Zoet actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)

    • March 6, 1615 "Death - Pieter Both Dutch Admiral/1st Governor-General (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns"

    • March 6, 1616 Birthday - Malachias Siebenhaar composer

    • March 6, 1616 "Death - Francis Beaumont Elizabethan dramatist, dies (birth date unknown)"

    • March 6, 1619 "Birthday - Cyrano de Bergerac famous nose, dramatist (A Voyage to the Moon)"

    • March 6, 1646 "Joseph Jenkes, Massachusetts, receives first colonial machine patent"

    • March 6, 1664 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

    • March 6, 1665 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing

    • March 6, 1674 "Death - Johann Paul Schor German barok painter, dies at 58"

    • March 6, 1698 Birthday - John Alberti Dutch theologist/philologist

    • March 6, 1710 Birthday - Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli composer

    • March 6, 1714 Peace of Rastatt: French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg

    • March 6, 1720 "Death - Pieter van Flowers Flemish painter, buried at 63"

    • March 6, 1728 Spain & England sign (1st) Convention of Pardo

    • March 6, 1740 Birthday - Giovanni Meli Siclian poet (Buccolica)

    • March 6, 1753 "Death - Gerhardus Havingha composer, dies at 56"

    • March 6, 1754 "Death - Henry Pelham English premier (1745, 46-54), Gin Act, dies at about 57"

    • March 6, 1761 Birthday - Earl d'Androssi French General/member of parliament

    • March 6, 1763 Birthday - Jean Xavier Lefevre composer

    • March 6, 1765 Birthday - Jan Kops Dutch agronomist/vicar

    • March 6, 1775 "The first Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston"

    • March 6, 1779 Birthday - Philipp Roth composer

    • March 6, 1785 Birthday - Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski composer

    • March 6, 1787 "Birthday - Joseph von Fraunhofer Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)"

    • March 6, 1788 The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

    • March 6, 1791 Birthday - Anna Claypoole Peale painted miniatures

    • March 6, 1793 Birthday - Bernhard Joseph Klein composer

    • March 6, 1799 Napoleon captures Jaffa Palestine

    • March 6, 1806 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)

    • March 6, 1808 "The first college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard"

    • March 6, 1810 Illinois passes state vaccination legislation in US

    • March 6, 1812 Birthday - Aaron Lufkin Dennison father of American watchmaking

    • March 6, 1820 Birthday - Horatio Gouverneur Wright Major General (Union volunteers)

    • March 6, 1820 "The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free."

    • March 6, 1831 Birthday - Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh German theologist (Home Mission)

    • March 6, 1831 "Birthday - Philip Henry Sheridan Albany NY, Major General (Union Army)"

    • March 6, 1831 Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy

    • March 6, 1834 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its first mayor

    • March 6, 1834 "York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto."

    • March 6, 1835 "Birthday - Charles Ewing Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1883"

    • March 6, 1835 Birthday - Ludwik Grossman composer

    • March 6, 1836 "3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight"

    • March 6, 1836 "Death - Davy Crockett US pioneer (Alamo), killed in battle at 49"

    • March 6, 1836 "Frontiersman Davy Crocket dies as the Alamo falls to Mexican troops, ending a 13-day siege in San Antonio, TX."

    • March 6, 1836 "HMS Beagle/Darwin reaches King George's Sound, Australia"

    • March 6, 1843 Birthday - Artur Napoleao dos Santos composer

    • March 6, 1846 "Death - Nikoli A Poveloi Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49"

    • March 6, 1851 "Death - Alexander Aliabiev composer, dies at 63"

    • March 6, 1852 Birthday - Joseph Bayer composer

    • March 6, 1853 The Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata premieres in Venice.

    • March 6, 1853 "The Verdi opera La Traviata opens in Venice, Italy."

    • March 6, 1854 "Death - Caspar GC Reinwardt German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80"

    • March 6, 1856 "The University of Maryland, College Park is chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College."

    • March 6, 1857 Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens

    • March 6, 1857 The US Supreme Court rules that slave Dred Scott cannot sue for his freedom in federal court.

    • March 6, 1861 Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army

    • March 6, 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge AR (Elkhorn Tavern)

    • March 6, 1865 "Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida"

    • March 6, 1865 President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Ball

    • March 6, 1867 "Death - Wiktor Kazynski composer, dies at 54"

    • March 6, 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.

    • March 6, 1870 "Birthday - Oscar Straus Vienna Austria, composer (Ein Walzertraum)"

    • March 6, 1876 """Come here, Watson, I want you."" were the first words transmitted through a receiver connected to a transmitter that Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) had designed as the telephone."

    • March 6, 1882 "Birthday - Guy Kibbee El Paso TX, actor (Big Shot)"

    • March 6, 1882 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king

    • March 6, 1885 "Birthday - Ring Lardner US, writer (You Know Me Al)"

    • March 6, 1886 "The first US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington MA"

    • March 6, 1886 "US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, first appears, New York NY"

    • March 6, 1887 Birthday - Henri Gagnon composer

    • March 6, 1888 Author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) dies.

    • March 6, 1888 "Death - Louisa May Alcott US author (Old-fashioned Girl), dies at 55"

    • March 6, 1890 Birthday - Fernand Ansseau Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)

    • March 6, 1891 "Birthday - Victor Kilian Jersey City NJ, actor (Gentleman's Agreement)"

    • March 6, 1893 Birthday - [Walter] Furry Lewis father of the blues

    • March 6, 1893 Birthday - Kathleen Smoothy housewife (last link to Siege of Sidney Street)

    • March 6, 1895 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 minutes) England vs Australia

    • March 6, 1896 "In Detroit MI, Charles B King rides his ""Horseless Carriage"" for the first time"

    • March 6, 1897 "Birthday - Knudge Riisager Port Kunda Estonia, Danish composer (Quaarrtsiluni)"

    • March 6, 1898 Birthday - Hal Hooker cricketer (New South Wales pace bowler of 20's & 30's)

    • March 6, 1898 "Birthday - Jay C Flippen Little Rock AR, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)"

    • March 6, 1898 Birthday - Jimmy Conzelman NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)

    • March 6, 1898 Birthday - Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent Dutch soprano (Matthus Passion)

    • March 6, 1899 """Aspirin"" patented by Felix Hoffmann and still going strong 100 years later"

    • March 6, 1899 Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.

    • March 6, 1900 Birthday - John Henry Pyle Pafford librarian (University of London)

    • March 6, 1900 "Birthday - Ludwig Donath Vienna Austria, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco)"

    • March 6, 1900 "Birthday - Robert ""Lefty"" Grove baseball pitcher (300 game winner)"

    • March 6, 1900 "Death - Gottlieb Daimler designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65"

    • March 6, 1901 "Birthday - Mark Donskoy Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)"

    • March 6, 1901 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany.

    • March 6, 1902 The Spanish football club Real Madrid is founded.

    • March 6, 1903 "Birthday - Elizabeth Pinkston Becker US, platform diver (Olympics-gold-1928)"

    • March 6, 1904 "Birthday - Hugh Williams actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)"

    • March 6, 1904 "Birthday - Johannes C ""Chris"" Baay Dutch actor (Klatergoud, Surprise Raid)"

    • March 6, 1905 "Birthday - Bob Wills Kosse TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)"

    • March 6, 1906 "Birthday - Lou Costello Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)"

    • March 6, 1906 "Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands"

    • March 6, 1906 Nora Blatch becomes first woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers

    • March 6, 1909 Birthday - Dave Clark music promoter/songwriter

    • March 6, 1909 "Birthday - Obafemi Awolowo Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)"

    • March 6, 1911 Birthday - Charles Frank physicist

    • March 6, 1911 Birthday - Roland Jacobi Leich composer

    • March 6, 1912 Birthday - Madge Adam astronomer

    • March 6, 1913 Birthday - David Bowman trade unionist

    • March 6, 1913 "Birthday - Ella Logan Glasgow Scotland, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies)"

    • March 6, 1913 Birthday - Stewart Granger actor (Saraband for Dead Lovers)

    • March 6, 1914 "Birthday - Kirill P Kondrashin Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)"

    • March 6, 1915 Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos

    • March 6, 1916 "Birthday - Rochelle Hudson Oklahoma City OK, actress (That's My Boy)"

    • March 6, 1917 Birthday - J A Mommersteeg Dutch Assistant Secretary of Defense (KVP)

    • March 6, 1917 "Birthday - Roy Scott cricketer (one Test New Zealand vs England 1947, 18, 1-74)"

    • March 6, 1917 "Death - Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73"

    • March 6, 1918 "US naval collier ""Cyclops"" disappears in Bermuda Triangle"

    • March 6, 1920 "Birthday - Lewis Gilbert London England, director/actor (You Only Live Twice)"

    • March 6, 1920 "Birthday - Roger Price Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)"

    • March 6, 1921 "Birthday - Julius Rudel Vienna Austria, conductor (NYC Opera 1957)"

    • March 6, 1921 Birthday - Oliver Wright British Ambassador (To US)

    • March 6, 1921 "Birthday - Ross Hunter Cleveland OH, producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk)"

    • March 6, 1921 Police in Sunbury PA issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee

    • March 6, 1921 The Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.

    • March 6, 1922 "Birthday - Frankie Howerd York England, actor/comedian (Mr Mustard-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, That Was The Week That Was, Runaway Bus)"

    • March 6, 1923 "Birthday - Ed McMahon Detroit MI, TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search)"

    • March 6, 1923 Birthday - Erhard Karkoschka composer

    • March 6, 1923 "Birthday - Raymond ""Bill"" Hoffenberg college president (Wolfson at Oxford)"

    • March 6, 1924 "Birthday - Sarah Caldwell Maryville MO, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)"

    • March 6, 1924 "Birthday - William H Webster US, judge/head FBI/CIA"

    • March 6, 1924 British Labour government cuts military budget

    • March 6, 1924 "Death - Meyer E van Beem actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85"

    • March 6, 1925 "12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners go on strike until August 6"

    • March 6, 1925 "Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmedy, and Sankt Vith."

    • March 6, 1925 "Pionerskaya Pravda, one of the oldest children's newspapers in Europe, is founded."

    • March 6, 1926 Birthday - Alan Greenspan economist/Presidential advisor (Federal Reserve Board)

    • March 6, 1926 "Birthday - Andrzej Wajda Suwalki Poland, director (Ashes & Diamonds, Lotna)"

    • March 6, 1926 Birthday - Ann Curtis 400 meter/800 meter US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948)

    • March 6, 1926 "Birthday - Elwood H [Bud] Hillis (Representative-Republican-IN, 1971- )"

    • March 6, 1926 Birthday - Jon Nordal composer

    • March 6, 1926 Birthday - Miroslav Klega composer

    • March 6, 1926 China asks for a seat in the Security council

    • March 6, 1927 "Birthday - John Fairchild Newark NJ, CEO (Fairchild publishing)"

    • March 6, 1927 "Birthday - Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr Shawnee OK, USAF/astronaut (Mercury 9, Gemini 5)"

    • March 6, 1927 "Birthday - Norman Treigle New Orleans LA, bass-baritone"

    • March 6, 1927 "Birthday - William J Bell Chicago IL, soap opera creator (Young & Restless)"

    • March 6, 1928 "Birthday - Gabriel Garca Mrquez Colombia, novelist (Europa Y America, Nobel 1982)"

    • March 6, 1928 Birthday - Ronald Stevenson composer

    • March 6, 1929 Birthday - David Sheppard bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)

    • March 6, 1929 Birthday - Gnter Kunert German poet/writer (Kaiser von Hondu)

    • March 6, 1929 Birthday - Hal Miller British MP

    • March 6, 1929 Birthday - Ho Dam North Korean Secretary of State (1970-83)

    • March 6, 1929 "Birthday - Thomas S Foley (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1965-94)/majority whip/Speaker of House"

    • March 6, 1929 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty

    • March 6, 1930 Brooklyn's Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food

    • March 6, 1930 "Death - William Milton cricketer (South African Test captain in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies"

    • March 6, 1931 Birthday - Carmen Delavallade US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)

    • March 6, 1931 Birthday - David Haddon Whitaker British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)

    • March 6, 1931 "Birthday - John Smith Los Angeles CA, actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men)"

    • March 6, 1932 "Death - John Philip Sousa US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77"

    • March 6, 1932 "John Philip Sousa, composer, dies."

    • March 6, 1933 "Birthday - Dorothy ""Dolly"" Ann Collins folk musician/composer"

    • March 6, 1933 Birthday - Heiko Wierenga Dutch social-democrat mayor of Enschede (1977-94)

    • March 6, 1933 "Birthday - Kim Elgie cricketer (South African bat vs New Zealand 1961-62, Scotland RU international)"

    • March 6, 1933 Birthday - William Davis author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)

    • March 6, 1933 "Death - Anton J Cermak US mayor of Chicago, murdered"

    • March 6, 1933 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday

    • March 6, 1933 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)

    • March 6, 1934 Birthday - John Noakes British TV presenter

    • March 6, 1935 "Birthday - Ronnie Delaney Ireland, 1500 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1956)"

    • March 6, 1936 Belgium ends Locarno-pact

    • March 6, 1936 "Birthday - A ""Bram"" Stemerdink Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)"

    • March 6, 1936 Birthday - Jean Boht actress (Arthur's Hallowed Ground)

    • March 6, 1936 "Birthday - Marion S Barry (Mayor-Democrat-DC, 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment"

    • March 6, 1936 "Death - Josef Stransky composer, dies at 63"

    • March 6, 1936 "Death - Rubin Goldmark composer, dies at 63"

    • March 6, 1937 Birthday - Doug Dillard actor (Clem-Popeye)

    • March 6, 1937 "Birthday - Ivan Boesky Detroit MI, stockbroker inside trading"

    • March 6, 1937 Birthday - Merle Haggard country singer

    • March 6, 1937 Birthday - Paul Mefano composer

    • March 6, 1937 Birthday - Valentina V Tereshkova-Nikolayev 1st woman in space (Vostok 6)

    • March 6, 1937 "Death - Frank Vosper actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37"

    • March 6, 1938 Birthday - Lovelace Watkins singer

    • March 6, 1939 Birthday - Christopher Bond (Senator-R-MO)

    • March 6, 1939 "Birthday - David Spielberg Weslaco TX, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)"

    • March 6, 1939 "Birthday - Jerry Naylor Stephenville TX, rock vocalist (Crickets)"

    • March 6, 1939 "Death - [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann German mathematician, dies at 86"

    • March 6, 1940 "Birthday - Joanna Miles Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)"

    • March 6, 1940 "Birthday - Willie Stargell outfielder/1st baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971 National League homerun leader)"

    • March 6, 1940 Winter War: An armistice is signed by Finland and the Soviet Union.

    • March 6, 1941 Birthday - Ann Winterton British MP

    • March 6, 1941 "Birthday - Ben Murphy Jonesboro AR, actor (Name of the Game, Winds of War)"

    • March 6, 1941 Birthday - Karyn Kupcinet actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show)

    • March 6, 1941 "Death - John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73"

    • March 6, 1941 "Death - Leen Schijvenschuurder Dutch February strike leader, executed"

    • March 6, 1943 "Battle at Medenine, North-Africa; Rommels assault attack"

    • March 6, 1943 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

    • March 6, 1944 "Birthday - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Gisborne New Zealand, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)"

    • March 6, 1944 "Birthday - Mary Wilson Detroit MI, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go)"

    • March 6, 1944 US planes bomb Berlin for the first time during WWII.

    • March 6, 1945 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm

    • March 6, 1945 A communist-dominated government under Petru Groza assumes power in Romania.

    • March 6, 1945 "Birthday - Anna Maria Horsford New York NY, actress (Thelma Frye-Amen)"

    • March 6, 1945 "Birthday - Hugh Grundy Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)"

    • March 6, 1945 "Birthday - Rob Reiner Bronx NY, actor/director (All in the Family, Stand By Me)"

    • March 6, 1945 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio

    • March 6, 1945 "Death - Jan Thijssen Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm"

    • March 6, 1945 "Death - Rudolph Karel composer, dies at 64"

    • March 6, 1945 Erich Honnecker & Erich Hanke flee Nazis

    • March 6, 1946 "Birthday - David Jon Gilmour Cambridgeshire England, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-The Wall)"

    • March 6, 1946 "Birthday - Martin Kove Brooklyn NY, actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey)"

    • March 6, 1946 "Birthday - Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)"

    • March 6, 1946 "Birthday - Tony Klatka rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)"

    • March 6, 1946 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation

    • March 6, 1946 Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.

    • March 6, 1947 "Birthday - Dick Fosbury Portland OR, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1968)"

    • March 6, 1947 "Birthday - Judy Loe Urmston Manchester UK, actress (Singles, Meaning of Life)"

    • March 6, 1947 "Birthday - Kiki Dee Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)"

    • March 6, 1947 "Death - Ludwig Weber composer, dies at 55"

    • March 6, 1947 "XB-45, a US 4-engine jet bomber, makes first test flight, Muroc CA"

    • March 6, 1948 "Birthday - James FCS ""Jim"" Woude cartoonist"

    • March 6, 1948 "USS Newport News, the first air-conditioned naval ship, is launched from Newport News, Virginia."

    • March 6, 1949 Birthday - Donald York rocker (Sha Na Na)

    • March 6, 1950 "Death - Lew Lehr comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54"

    • March 6, 1950 Silly Putty invented still here today

    • March 6, 1951 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

    • March 6, 1951 Birthday - Stedman Graham Oprah Winfrey's fiance

    • March 6, 1951 "Death - Ivor Novello actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58"

    • March 6, 1951 "The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, David Greenglass, and Morton Sobell began in US District Court, New York City. All four were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and sentenced on April 5."

    • March 6, 1952 Birthday - Lyn Perrin executive administrator (WIC)

    • March 6, 1953 "Birthday - Jackie Zeman Englewood NJ, actress (Bobbie-General Hospital)"

    • March 6, 1953 Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Josef Stalin as Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    • March 6, 1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR

    • March 6, 1954 "Death - Jan Kalf Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80"

    • March 6, 1954 "Death - Louis Zimmermann violinist, dies at 80"

    • March 6, 1956 Birthday - Peter Roebuck cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)

    • March 6, 1957 Israel withdraws its troops from the Sinai Peninsula.

    • March 6, 1957 The British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana.

    • March 6, 1957 United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana.

    • March 6, 1958 Birthday - Mike Gatting England cricketer

    • March 6, 1959 "11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr"

    • March 6, 1959 "Birthday - Tom Arnold Ottuwa IA, comedian (Roseanne, True Lies)"

    • March 6, 1959 "Death - Fred Stone actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85"

    • March 6, 1959 "Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)"

    • March 6, 1959 Raymond Burr wins for best actor in a series at the 11th Emmy Awards for his work in TV's Perry Mason.

    • March 6, 1960 Birthday - [Eris] Sleepy Floyd NBA guard

    • March 6, 1960 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

    • March 6, 1961 "Death - George Formby British singer/comedian, dies at 56"

    • March 6, 1961 "Death - Kjeld Abell Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59"

    • March 6, 1961 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%

    • March 6, 1961 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year government jubilee

    • March 6, 1961 London introduces minicabs

    • March 6, 1962 "Birthday - Alison Nicholas Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)"

    • March 6, 1962 "Death - Rezso Kokai composer, dies at 56"

    • March 6, 1962 "Sons of Freedom Doukhobors bomb electric power pylon near Riondel, British Columbia"

    • March 6, 1962 US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression

    • March 6, 1963 Birthday - Suzanne Crough rocker (Partridge Family)

    • March 6, 1963 "Death - Kornelis ter Laan 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91"

    • March 6, 1964 "Birthday - Cher Butler Garland TX, playmate (August, 1985)"

    • March 6, 1964 Birthday - Reniet Vrieze rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)

    • March 6, 1964 Constantine II becomes King of Greece.

    • March 6, 1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece

    • March 6, 1964 "Death - King Paul I of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62"

    • March 6, 1964 "Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali"

    • March 6, 1964 Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)

    • March 6, 1964 "Prophet Elijah Muhammad officially gives Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali meaning ""beloved of Allah""."

    • March 6, 1964 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3 :6.4)

    • March 6, 1964 "Tom O'Hara sets a new world record for the indoor mile run by completing it in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds."

    • March 6, 1965 """How to Succeed in Business"" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances"

    • March 6, 1965 "Birthday - Tammy Liley Long Beach CA, volleyball mid blocker/captain (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)"

    • March 6, 1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand vs India in first Test Cricket innings

    • March 6, 1965 "Death - Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker] actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75"

    • March 6, 1965 "Death - Ruvim Pergament composer, dies at 58"

    • March 6, 1965 "The first nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford"

    • March 6, 1966 "Barry Sadlers' ""Ballad of the Green Berets"" becomes #1 (13 weeks)"

    • March 6, 1966 "Birthday - Cliff Meidl Redondo Beach CA, sprint kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)"

    • March 6, 1966 Birthday - Michelle Edwards WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)

    • March 6, 1966 "Death - Richard Hageman composer, dies at 83"

    • March 6, 1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards

    • March 6, 1967 "Death - Nelson Eddy US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65"

    • March 6, 1967 "Death - Oscar Shaw actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76"

    • March 6, 1967 "Death - Zoltn Kodly Hungarian composer (Hry Janos), dies at 84"

    • March 6, 1967 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison

    • March 6, 1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

    • March 6, 1967 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US

    • March 6, 1968 "Birthday - Carla McGhee Peoria IL, US basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 6, 1968 "Birthday - Connie Britton Boston MA, actress (Nikki-Spin City)"

    • March 6, 1968 Birthday - Jon Baker WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)

    • March 6, 1968 "Birthday - Marty Morgan Minneapolis MN, 180 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)"

    • March 6, 1968 Birthday - Moira Kelly actress (Cutting Edge)

    • March 6, 1968 "Birthday - Russell Butler Dandenong Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-28th-88, 96)"

    • March 6, 1968 "Death - Isa Krejci composer, dies at 63"

    • March 6, 1968 "Death - Joseph Martin Jr Speaker of the House, dies at 83"

    • March 6, 1969 "Birthday - Andrea Elson New York NY, actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids)"

    • March 6, 1969 Birthday - Deems May NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)

    • March 6, 1970 "Beatles release ""Let it Be"" in UK"

    • March 6, 1970 "Birthday - Amy Pietz Milwaukee WI, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City)"

    • March 6, 1970 Birthday - Robbie Tobeck NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)

    • March 6, 1970 "Birthday - Scott Stahoviak Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)"

    • March 6, 1970 "Death - William Hopper actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55"

    • March 6, 1970 Suspected murderer Charles Manson releases Lie: The Love & Terror Cult to help finance his defense.

    • March 6, 1971 "Birthday - Darrick Martin NBA guard (Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)"

    • March 6, 1971 "Birthday - Roger Salkeld Burbank CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)"

    • March 6, 1971 "Death - Raymond Herreman Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74"

    • March 6, 1971 Number one hit on UK music charts - Mungo Jerry - Baby Jump

    • March 6, 1972 Birthday - Jamal Anderson fullback (Atlanta Falcons)

    • March 6, 1972 Birthday - Paul Frlan CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 6, 1972 "Birthday - Shaquille O'Neal Newark NJ, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 6, 1972 "Birthday - Susan Alexander Silver Spring MD, Miss Maryland-America (1996)"

    • March 6, 1972 Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner

    • March 6, 1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes

    • March 6, 1973 "Birthday - Brian Olson Tallahassee FL, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics-96)"

    • March 6, 1973 Birthday - Greg Ostertag NBA center (Utah Jazz)

    • March 6, 1973 Birthday - Michael Finley NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)

    • March 6, 1973 "Birthday - Terry Adams Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)"

    • March 6, 1973 "Death - Paul Klecki/Kletzki Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72"

    • March 6, 1973 "Death - Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938), dies at 80"

    • March 6, 1973 "Death - Vera Fjodorova Panova Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67"

    • March 6, 1974 "An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo"

    • March 6, 1975 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement over their border dispute.

    • March 6, 1976 "Death - ""Slapsie"" Maxie Rosenbloom light-heavyweight box champion (1932-34), dies at 71"

    • March 6, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tina Charles - I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)

    • March 6, 1979 "Death - Charles Wagenheim actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83"

    • March 6, 1980 7th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation - Susan Lucci loses for first time

    • March 6, 1980 "French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it first woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)"

    • March 6, 1981 "After 19 years presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time."

    • March 6, 1981 CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast.

    • March 6, 1981 "Death - George Geary cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies"

    • March 6, 1981 "Death - Klaus Grabowski child molester, shot by parent"

    • March 6, 1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth

    • March 6, 1981 "Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of ""The CBS Evening News"""

    • March 6, 1982 "Death - Ayn Rand author-philosopher (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged), dies in New York at 77"

    • March 6, 1982 "Death - Jan Lemaire Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97"

    • March 6, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    • March 6, 1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)

    • March 6, 1983 "Death - Thelma Pelish actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55"

    • March 6, 1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections

    • March 6, 1983 New Bedford MA woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table

    • March 6, 1983 The United States Football League begins its first year of competition.

    • March 6, 1984 "Death - Henry Wilcoxon actor (Cleopatra, Dragnet, Jericho), dies of congessive heart failure at 78"

    • March 6, 1984 "Death - Ian Cromb cricketer (5 Tests for New Zealand, 123 runs, 8 wickets), dies"

    • March 6, 1984 "Death - Martin Niemller German submarine captain/anti-Nazi minister, dies at 92"

    • March 6, 1984 "Death - Pierre Cochereau composer, dies at 59"

    • March 6, 1984 Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.

    • March 6, 1985 "Death - Eric Sloane US artist, dies at 80"

    • March 6, 1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his first pro fight

    • March 6, 1985 Méxican authorities find body of US drug agent Enrique C Salaazar

    • March 6, 1985 "Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of ""King & I"""

    • March 6, 1986 "Death - Adolph Caesar actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies"

    • March 6, 1986 "Death - Georgia O'Keeffe US painter (Flowers), dies at 98"

    • March 6, 1986 "USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km"

    • March 6, 1987 "6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100"

    • March 6, 1987 "A British ferry sinks off the Belgian port of Zeebrugg, killing 189."

    • March 6, 1987 "Belgium ferry boat ""Herald of Free Enterprise"" capsizes/sinks; 192 die"

    • March 6, 1987 "In the Colombia - Ecuador region a 7.0 earthquake killed approximately 1,000 people, 4,000 missing, 20,000 homeless, extensive damage, landslides and ground cracks in Napo Province and in the Quito-Tulcan area, Ecuador"

    • March 6, 1987 The British ferry M/S Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.

    • March 6, 1988 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers

    • March 6, 1988 "Death - Konstantin Iliev composer, dies at 63"

    • March 6, 1988 "In the Gulf of Alaska a 7.7 earthquake was felt in parts of Alaska, but little damage on land however an estimated 5,000 dollars damage caused to the ships Exxon North Slope, Exxon Boston and Exxon New Orleans"

    • March 6, 1988 Students at Gallaudet University go on strike in favor of the selection of a deaf university president. The protest is called Deaf President Now.

    • March 6, 1989 "Death - Harry Andrews actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77"

    • March 6, 1990 "SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17"

    • March 6, 1990 The Soviet government allows its citizens to own factories and hire workers.

    • March 6, 1991 "Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that ""aggression is defeated; The war is over"""

    • March 6, 1992 "Death - Elvia Allman actress (Night at Earl Carroll's), dies of pneumonia"

    • March 6, 1992 "Death - Emmy Huf Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies"

    • March 6, 1992 "Death - Maria Vieira da Silva Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83"

    • March 6, 1992 Founding of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

    • March 6, 1992 The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

    • March 6, 1993 "Death - Cyril Collard French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35"

    • March 6, 1993 "Death - Douglas Marland soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58"

    • March 6, 1993 "Death - Nicholas Ridley English Minister of Finance, dies at 64"

    • March 6, 1994 "Death - Leighton Noble singer/Bandleader, dies at 81"

    • March 6, 1994 "Death - Max Schubert winemaker, dies at 89"

    • March 6, 1994 "Death - Melina Mercouri Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68"

    • March 6, 1994 "Death - Moses Rascoe blues singer, dies at 77"

    • March 6, 1994 "Death - Tengis Abuladze Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71"

    • March 6, 1994 Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

    • March 6, 1994 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy

    • March 6, 1995 9th American Comedy Awards: Rodney Dangerfield

    • March 6, 1995 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets

    • March 6, 1995 "Death - David Beinhoff mayor, dies at 24"

    • March 6, 1995 "Death - Delroy George Wilson singer, dies at 46"

    • March 6, 1995 "Death - Emile van Moerkerken photographer (Ice Princess), dies at 78"

    • March 6, 1995 "Death - Helene Weijel author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44"

    • March 6, 1996 10th American Comedy Awards

    • March 6, 1996 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 vs Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lamar

    • March 6, 1996 "Death - Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay politician, dies at 88"

    • March 6, 1996 "Death - Herbert ""Herb"" Hall clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88"

    • March 6, 1996 "Death - Simon Cadell actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45"

    • March 6, 1997 "Death - Anthony Hopkins clinical Neurologist, dies at 59"

    • March 6, 1997 "Death - Jagan Guyanes Prime Minister of Guyana (1953, 57-64), dies"

    • March 6, 1997 "Death - Michael Manley Jamaican Prime Minister (PNP, 1972-80, 89-92), dies"

    • March 6, 1997 "Picasso's painting Tte de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later."

    • March 6, 1998 "Death - Adem Jasari Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed"

    • March 6, 1999 "Sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, emir of Bahrain, dies at age 65."

    • March 6, 2006 South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.

    • March 6, 2007 "Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. was found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial."

    • March 6, 2007 United States lottery Mega Millions set a new world record for the highest jackpot ever offered of US$390 million.







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