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Notable Historical Events for March 6th

1521Magellan discovers Guam

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

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

1922Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 6th

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

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

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

1926Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 6th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 6th

1888Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

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

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

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

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