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Notable Historical Events for March 6th

1997Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

1857Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

1978Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Ga

2000Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

1957Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

1988Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

1836HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

1981Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

1836Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 6th

1884Molla Mallory, Mosvik Norway, Tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion)

1475Michelangelo, Italian painter (David) (d. 1564)

1906Lou Costello, Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)

1927Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1926Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

1972Shaquille O'Neal, Newark New Jersey, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96)

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Notable Weddings on March 6th

1928Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

1898Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

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Notable Deaths on March 6th

1932John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

2006Kirby Puckett, American baseball player, dies of a stroke at 45

1836Davy Crockett, US pioneer (Alamo), killed in battle at 49

1935Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, American jurist, dies of pneumonia at 93

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