Monday, March 06, 2006


March 6

A great number of things happend on this day in history:

The famous Dred Scott Case was decided on this day in 1857. Some say that was the "real" cause of the Civil War. Here is some info on the decision.

After a 13-day siege, the Battle of the Alamo ended on March 6 with the capture of the mission and the death of nearly all the Texan defenders. The mythology states that all died, while new evidence from a diary states that some might of instead been executed by order of Santa Anna.

Tom O'Hara beat his own record, beating the four minute mile (broken by Roger Bannister) on March 6 of 1964 with a time of 3:56.4.

The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg began on this day in 1951. Find out more here.

Alan C. Greenspan, Rob Reiner, and Ed McMahon.

John Philip Sousa, Louisa May Alcott, Ayn Rand, and of course Davy Crockett (if the Alamo story is true).

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