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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

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

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

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

1521Magellan discovers Guam

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

19959th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 6th

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

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

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

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

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

1926Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

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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

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

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

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

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