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6th of March 1454 EVENT Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
6th of March 1521 EVENT Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
6th of March 1788 EVENT The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
6th of March 1820 EVENT 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.
6th of March 1834 EVENT York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
6th of March 1836 EVENT Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo : After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured.
6th of March 1840 EVENT The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opens, the first dental school.
6th of March 1857 EVENT The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
6th of March 1869 EVENT Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
6th of March 1899 EVENT Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
6th of March 1921 EVENT Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
6th of March 1945 EVENT Cologne is captured by American Troops.
6th of March 1946 EVENT Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
6th of March 1951 EVENT The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
6th of March 1953 EVENT Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
6th of March 1957 EVENT Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
6th of March 1964 EVENT Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
6th of March 1964 EVENT Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
6th of March 1965 EVENT Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
6th of March 1967 EVENT Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
6th of March 1968 EVENT The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
6th of March 1970 EVENT Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
6th of March 1975 EVENT For the first time, ever, the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
6th of March 1975 EVENT Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
6th of March 1981 EVENT After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
6th of March 1983 EVENT The first United States Football League game is played.
6th of March 1987 EVENT The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
6th of March 1988 EVENT Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
6th of March 1992 EVENT Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
6th of March 2008 EVENT A Palestinian gunman shoots and kills 8 students and critically injures 11 in the library of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, in Jerusalem, Israel.
6th of March 1340 BIRTHDAY John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
6th of March 1405 BIRTHDAY King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
6th of March 1459 BIRTHDAY Jacob Fugger, German banker (d. 1525)
6th of March 1475 BIRTHDAY Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)
6th of March 1483 BIRTHDAY Francesco Guicciardini, Italian statesman and historian (d. 1540)
6th of March 1495 BIRTHDAY Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
6th of March 1619 BIRTHDAY Cyrano de Bergerac, French soldier, poet (d. 1655)
6th of March 1663 BIRTHDAY Francis Atterbury, British man of letters (d. 1732)
6th of March 1706 BIRTHDAY George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
6th of March 1716 BIRTHDAY Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
6th of March 1724 BIRTHDAY Henry Laurens, American merchant, slave trader, and political leader (d. 1792)
6th of March 1761 BIRTHDAY Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General (d. 1828)
6th of March 1779 BIRTHDAY Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (d. 1869)
6th of March 1787 BIRTHDAY Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (d. 1826)
6th of March 1806 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet (d. 1861)
6th of March 1812 BIRTHDAY Aaron Lufkin Dennison American watch manufacturer (d. 1895)
6th of March 1817 BIRTHDAY Princess Clementine of Orleans (d. 1907)
6th of March 1818 BIRTHDAY William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
6th of March 1823 BIRTHDAY Charles I of Wurttemberg, King of Wurttemberg from 1864 (d. 1891)
6th of March 1831 BIRTHDAY Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
6th of March 1834 BIRTHDAY George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
6th of March 1849 BIRTHDAY Georg Luger, Austrian inventor (d. 1923)
6th of March 1870 BIRTHDAY Oscar Straus, Viennese operetta composer (d. 1954)
6th of March 1871 BIRTHDAY Afonso Costa, Portuguese politician (d. 1937)
6th of March 1884 BIRTHDAY Molla Mallory, Norwegian-born American tennis player (d. 1959)
6th of March 1885 BIRTHDAY Ring Lardner, American writer (d. 1933)
6th of March 1893 BIRTHDAY Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist (d. 1981)
6th of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
6th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Empress Kojun of Japan (d. 2000)
6th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Jose Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
6th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Bob Wills, American singer (d. 1975)
6th of March 1906 BIRTHDAY Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
6th of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Stanis?aw Jerzy Lec, Polish author (d. 1966)
6th of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian politician (d. 1987)
6th of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Ejler Bille, Danish artist, member of the COBRA group (d. 2004)
6th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (d. 1981)
6th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Mohammed Burhanuddin, Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader
6th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
6th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
6th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Donald Davidson, American philosopher (d. 2003)
6th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Lewis Gilbert, English film director, producer and screenwriter
6th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Ed McMahon, American television personality (d. 2009)
6th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Herman Leonard, American photographer (d. 2010)
6th of March 1924 BIRTHDAY William H. Webster, American lawyer
6th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
6th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Alan Greenspan, American economist
6th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
6th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
6th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
6th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (d. 1975)
6th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Lorin Maazel, French-born American conductor
6th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Hal Needham, American stuntman
6th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (d. 2010)
6th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Bronis?aw Geremek, Polish social historian and politician.
6th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
6th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY John Noakes, British television presenter
6th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Ron Delany, Irish athlete
6th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Marion Barry Jr., American politician
6th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Choummaly Sayasone, president of Laos
6th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Ivan Boesky, American stock trader
6th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut
6th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Cookie Rojas, Cuban baseball player
6th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Adam Osborne, British author and computer designer (d. 2003)
6th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
6th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Kit Bond, American politician
6th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Joanna Miles, American actress
6th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Willie Stargell, American baseball player (d. 2001)
6th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Peter Brotzmann, German jazz saxophonist
6th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Ben Murphy, American actor
6th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealander opera singer
6th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
6th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Richard Corliss, American film critic
6th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)
6th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Dick Fosbury, American athlete
6th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Kiki Dee, British singer
6th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
6th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Martin Kove, American actor
6th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Stephen Schwartz, American musical theatre lyricist and composer
6th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
6th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani statesman
6th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Hirotaka Suzuoki, Japanese Seiyu (d. 2006)
6th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
6th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Jan Kjaerstad, Norwegian author
6th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Madhav Kumar Nepal, former Prime Minister of Nepal
6th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Porco, American planetary scientist
6th of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Harald Schumacher, German footbal goalkeeper
6th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Alberta Watson, Canadian actress
6th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Eddie Deezen, American actor
6th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Tom Arnold, American actor and comedian
6th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player
6th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Erika Hess, Swiss alpine ski racer
6th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY D. L. Hughley, American comedian and actor
6th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
6th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Alan Davies, British comedian and actor
6th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
6th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Connie Britton, American actress
6th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
6th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Moira Kelly, American actress
6th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Amy Pietz, American actress
6th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Andrea Elson, American actress
6th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Tari Phillips, American basketball player
6th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
6th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Darrick Martin, American basketball player
6th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
6th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Jaret Reddick, American musician (Bowling For Soup)
6th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player
6th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
6th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)
6th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Michael Finley, American basketball player
6th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Beanie Sigel, American rapper
6th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
6th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler
6th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Bubba Sparxxx, American rapper
6th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
6th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Marcus Thames, American baseball player
6th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Sage Rosenfels, American football player
6th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Lara Cox, Australian actress
6th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY David Flair, American professional wrestler
6th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Erik Bedard, Canadian baseball player
6th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Rufus Hound, British comedian
6th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Tim Howard, American soccer player
6th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Clint Barmes, American baseball player
6th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor
6th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Ellen Muth, American actress
6th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
6th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Becky, Japanese-British entertainer
6th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish football player
6th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Eli Marienthal, American actor
6th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Jake Arrieta, American baseball pitcher
6th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress
6th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian/German footballer
6th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
6th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Agnieszka Radwanska, Polish tennis player
6th of March 1991 BIRTHDAY Tyler the Creator, American rapper
6th of March 1991 BIRTHDAY Lex Luger, American rap producer
6th of March 1992 BIRTHDAY Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
6th of March 2001 BIRTHDAY Aryana Engineer, Canadian actress
6th of March 0766 DEATH Chrodegang of Metz, Frankish bishop of Metz
6th of March 1252 DEATH Saint Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (Born 1235)
6th of March 1490 DEATH Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (Born 1458)
6th of March 1531 DEATH Pedrarias Davila, Spanish conquistador (Born 1140)
6th of March 1627 DEATH Krzysztof Zbaraski, Polish statesman (Born 1580)
6th of March 1754 DEATH Henry Pelham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1694)
6th of March 1758 DEATH Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (Born 1705)
6th of March 1764 DEATH Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (Born 1690)
6th of March 1796 DEATH Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal, French writer (Born 1713)
6th of March 1836 DEATH James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Born 1796)
6th of March 1836 DEATH James Butler Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (Born 1807)
6th of March 1836 DEATH Davy Crockett, American frontiersman (Born 1786)
6th of March 1836 DEATH William Barret Travis, American lawyer and soldier (Born 1809)
6th of March 1842 DEATH Constanze Mozart, former widow of W.A. Mozart (Born 1763)
6th of March 1854 DEATH Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (Born 1778)
6th of March 1860 DEATH Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (Born 1783)
6th of March 1866 DEATH William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher and historian (Born 1794)
6th of March 1867 DEATH Artemus Ward, American comic writer (Born 1834)
6th of March 1881 DEATH Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (Born 1801)
6th of March 1888 DEATH Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (Born 1832)
6th of March 1895 DEATH Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (Born 1813)
6th of March 1899 DEATH Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (Born 1875)
6th of March 1900 DEATH Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and industrialist (Born 1834)
6th of March 1905 DEATH John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (Born 1818)
6th of March 1932 DEATH John Philip Sousa, American conductor, and composer (Born 1854)
6th of March 1933 DEATH Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (Born 1873)
6th of March 1935 DEATH Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American politician (Born 1841)
6th of March 1935 DEATH Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (Born 1895)
6th of March 1939 DEATH Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Born 1852)
6th of March 1941 DEATH Gutzon Borglum, Danish sculptor (Born 1867)
6th of March 1948 DEATH Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (Born 1914)
6th of March 1950 DEATH Albert Lebrun, President of France (Born 1871)
6th of March 1951 DEATH Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, musician, and composer (Born 1893)
6th of March 1951 DEATH Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (Born 1880)
6th of March 1952 DEATH Jurgen Stroop, Nazi SS-leader (Born 1895)
6th of March 1961 DEATH George Formby, British comedian and singer (Born 1904)
6th of March 1964 DEATH King Paul of Greece (Born 1901)
6th of March 1965 DEATH Margaret Dumont, American actress (Born 1889)
6th of March 1967 DEATH John Haden Badley, English author and educator (Born 1865)
6th of March 1967 DEATH Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (Born 1901)
6th of March 1967 DEATH Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer (Born 1882)
6th of March 1969 DEATH Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (Born 1952)
6th of March 1970 DEATH William Hopper, American actor (Born 1915)
6th of March 1971 DEATH Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (Born 1921)
6th of March 1973 DEATH Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1892)
6th of March 1976 DEATH Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (Born 1903)
6th of March 1978 DEATH Dennis Viollet, English footballer (Born 1933)
6th of March 1981 DEATH George Geary, English cricketer (Born 1893)
6th of March 1982 DEATH Ayn Rand, Russian-American author (Born 1905)
6th of March 1984 DEATH Martin Niemoller, German theologian (Born 1892)
6th of March 1984 DEATH Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican actor (Born 1905)
6th of March 1986 DEATH Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist (Born 1887)
6th of March 1988 DEATH Mairead Farrell, Irish Republican (Born 1957)
6th of March 1988 DEATH Daniel McCann, Irish Republican (Born 1957)
6th of March 1988 DEATH Sean Savage, Irish Republican (Born 1965)
6th of March 1994 DEATH Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and Minister for Culture of Greece (Born 1920)
6th of March 1997 DEATH Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica (Born 1924)
6th of March 1997 DEATH Cheddi Jagan, President of Guyana (Born 1918)
6th of March 1998 DEATH Frank Barrett, American baseball player (Born 1913)
6th of March 1999 DEATH Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, Emir of Bahrain (Born 1933)
6th of March 2000 DEATH John Colicos, Canadian actor (Born 1928)
6th of March 2001 DEATH Kim Walker, American actress (Born 1968)
6th of March 2002 DEATH Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1969)
6th of March 2004 DEATH Frances Dee, American actress (Born 1909)
6th of March 2004 DEATH Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (Born 1957)
6th of March 2005 DEATH Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1906)
6th of March 2005 DEATH Danny Gardella, American baseball player (Born 1920)
6th of March 2005 DEATH Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (Born 1943)
6th of March 2005 DEATH Teresa Wright, American actress (Born 1918)
6th of March 2006 DEATH Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (Born 1960)
6th of March 2006 DEATH King Floyd, American musician (Born 1945)
6th of March 2006 DEATH Dana Reeve, American actress and activist, widow of Christoper Reeve (Born 1961)
6th of March 2006 DEATH Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (Born 1924)
6th of March 2007 DEATH Allen Coage ("Bad News Brown"), American wrestler and judoka (Born 1943)
6th of March 2007 DEATH Jean Baudrillard, French theorist and photographer (Born 1929)
6th of March 2007 DEATH Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (Born 1909)
6th of March 2008 DEATH Peter Poreku Dery, Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale (Born 1918)
6th of March 2009 DEATH Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (Born 1964)
6th of March 2009 DEATH Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Morgan Tsvangirai (Born 1959)
6th of March 2010 DEATH Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (Born 1962)
6th of March 2010 DEATH Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (Born 1984)

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