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Notable Historical Events for March 6th

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

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

1909Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna

1853Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

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

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.

1664King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 6th

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

1926Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

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)

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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