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March 6th History

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March 6th In Pop Culture History

1836 - The Battle of the Alamo took place

1857 - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. It stated that anyone brought into the United States as a slave, or their descendants, could never be a United States citizen. The court of public opinion disagreed very vocally a few years later.

1899 - Bayer registered Aspirin as a trademark. Aspirin is considered by many to be the first wonder drug.

1930 - General Foods put the first individually packaged frozen foods - "Birds Eye Frosted Foods" on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts

1943 - Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the 'Four Freedoms Series.'

1950 - Silly Putty was introduced as a toy by Peter Hodgson. It was invented in 1943 by James Wright in an effort to make synthetic rubber.

1953 - James Watson and Francis Crick submitted to 'Nature' magazine their first article on the structure of DNA. It was published in the April 25th 1953 issue.

1964 - Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gave boxing champion Cassius Clay the name of Muhammad Ali.

1965 - #1 Hit March 6, 1965 - March 12, 1965: The Temptations - My Girl

1976 - #1 Hit March 6, 1976 - March 12, 1976: The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)

1981 - Walter Cronkite resigned as main anchorman of The CBS Evening News

1983 - Country Music Television (CMT) began.

1985 - The song We Are the World was released.

March 6, 1992 (fiction) Dana Scully assigned to the X-Files, X-Files, TV

1992 - The Michelangelo computer virus began to affect computers.

1993 - #1 Hit March 6, 1993 - March 12, 1993: Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - A Whole New World

1994 - Liquid Television on MTV ended

2000 - Mobile Suit Gundam Wing debuted on The Cartoon Network

2001 - Napster began to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its peer-to-peer network. In July 2001, Napster shut down its entire network.

March 6, 2005 (fiction) The Autons attempted to invade London in Doctor Who, TV

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Michelangelo (1475, d.1564)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1619, d.1655)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806, d.1861)
Guy Kibbee (1882)
Victor Kilian (1891)
Jay C Flippen (1898)
Ludwig Donath (1900)
Mark Donskoy (1901)
Hugh Williams (1904)
Johannes C. "Chris" Baay (1904)
Bob Wills (1906)
Lou Costello (1906, d.1959)
Dave Clark (1909)
Ella Logan (1913)
Stewart Granger (1913)
Rochelle Hudson (1916)
Will Eisner (1917, d.2005)
Frankie Howerd (1917)
Lewis Gilbert (1920)
Roger Price (1920)
Ed McMahon (1923, d.2009)
Wes Montgomery (1925, d.1968)
Al Greenspan (1926)
Norman Treigle (1927)
Carmen Delavallade (1931)
John Smith (1931)
Hal Needham (1931, d.2013)
Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins (1933)
Jean Boht (1936)
Marion Barry (1936)
Doug Dillard (1937)
Lovelace Watkins (1938)
David Spielberg (1939)
Jerry Naylor (1939)
Willie Stargell (1940, d.2001)
Joanna Miles (1940)
Karyn Kupcinet (1941)
Ben Murphy (1942)
Mary Wilson (1944)
Anna Maria Horsford (1945)
Hugh Grundy (1945)
David Gilmour (1946)
Martin Kove (1946)
Tony Klatka (1946)
Judy Loe (1947)
Kiki Dee (1947)
Rob Reiner (1947)
Donald York (1949)
Jackie Zeman (1953)
Alberta Watson (1955)
Eddie Deezen (1958)
Tom Arnold (1959)
Suzanne Crough (1963)
D.L. Hughley (1963)
Cher Butler (1964)
Reniet Vrieze (1964)
Madonna Wayne Gacy (1964)
Alan Davies (1966)
Connie Britton (1968)
Moira Kelly (1968)
Michael Romeo (1968)
Andrea Elson (1969)
Amy Pietz (1970)
Shaquille O'Neal (1972)
Sebastian Siegel (1974)
Beanie Sigel (1974)
Aracely Arambula (1975)
Ken Anderson (1976)
Bubba Sparxxx (1977)
Lara Cox (1978)
Ellen Muth (1981)
Albert Reed (1985)
Eli Marienthal (1986)
Hannah Taylor-Gordon (1987)
Tyler The Creator (1991)
Savannah Stehlin (1996)

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