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On This Day — March 6th

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March 6th is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events:

1836 – Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.

1902 – Real Madrid C.F. is founded.

1964 – Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

1967 – Cold War: Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.

1975 – For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.

Celebrity Births:

Pink Floyd Member David Gilmour turns 72

Rapper Tyler, the Creator turns 27

Nashville Actress Connie Britton turns 51

Businessman Stedman Graham turns 67

Singer Kiki Dee turns 71

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