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Notable Historical Events for March 6th

1909Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna

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

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

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

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

19959th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

1664King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

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

1985Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 6th

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

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

1926Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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