What happened today in history?
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March 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999  Sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, emir of Bahrain, dies at age 65.
1990The Soviet government allows its citizens to own factories and hire workers.
1987A British ferry sinks off the Belgian port of Zeebrugg, killing 189.
1981CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite gives his last newscast.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record sound effects that will appear on the title track of their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1957The British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana.
1944US planes bomb Berlin for the first time during WWII.
1935Retired US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes dies in Washington, DC.
1932American composer John Philip Sousa dies.
1888Author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) dies.
1857The US Supreme Court rules that slave Dred Scott cannot sue for his freedom in federal court.
1853The Verdi opera La Traviata opens in Venice, Italy.
1836Frontiersman Davy Crockett dies as the Alamo falls to Mexican troops, ending a 13-day siege in San Antonio, TX.
1834Toronto, Canada, is incorporated as a city.
1521Explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Mariana Islands.

Born today:

1972  Shaquille O'Neal - NBA basketball player

1968  Moira Kelly - actress

1963  D.L. Hughley - actor, comedian

1959  Tom Arnold - actor

1947  Kiki Dee - singer

1947  Dick Fosbury - Olympic high jump Gold Medalist and record holder; Fosbury Flop inventor

1947  Rob Reiner - actor, director

1945  Zombies: Best of the 60s (Disky Records)  

Hugh Grundy - drummer (The Zombies)
(photo credit: Disky Records)

1945  Bob Trumpy - sportscaster

1944  David Gilmour - guitarist, singer (Pink Floyd)

1944  Mary Wilson - singer (The Supremes)

1942  Ben Murphy - actor

1941  Willie Stargell - baseball hall of famer

1940  Joanna Miles - actress, author

1936  Marion Barry - Washington, DC mayor arrested in a drug sting; later re-elected

1927  Gordon Cooper - US astronaut

1927  Wes Montgomery - jazz guitarist

1926  Alan Greenspan - US Federal Reserve chairman

1924  William Webster - former FBI and CIA director

1923  Ed McMahon - former Tonight Show co-host

1906  Lou Costello - comedian, actor (Abbott & Costello)

1905  Bob Wills - C&W bandleader (Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys)

1885  Ring Lardner - author, humorist

1806  Elizabeth Barrett Browning - poet

1619  Cyrano De Bergerac - soldier, author

1475  Michelangelo - artist



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