On this day..... March 6

National Oreo Cookie Day

MARCH 6TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL OREO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DENTIST DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MICHAELANGELO (1475-1564)
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1619-1665)
  • LOU COSTELLO (1906-1959)
  • ED MCMAHON (1923-2009)
  • ALAN GREENSPAN (1926, 92)
  • MARION BARRY (1936-2014)
  • MARY WILSON (1944, 74)
  • ROB REINER (1947, 71)
  • TOM ARNOLD (1959, 59)
  • D.L. HUGHLEY (1963, 55)
  • CONNIE BRITTON (1968, 50)
  • SHAQUILLE O’NEAL (1972, 46)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1521, FERDINAND MAGELLAN DISCOVERS GUAM
  • IN 1799, NAPOLEON DEFEATS THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AFTER A FIVE DAY BATTLE AND CAPTURES PALESTINE
  • IN 1810, ILLINOIS PASSES THE FIRST AMERICAN VACCINE LAW
  • IN 1831, EDGAR ALLAN POE IS THROWN OUT OF WEST POINT
  • IN 1834, TORONTO IS INCORPORATED AS A CANADIAN CITY
  • IN 1836, THE SIEGE OF THE ALAMO FINALLY ENDS AFTER THIRTEEN DAYS
  • IN 1853, VERDI’S “LA TRAVIATA” IN PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN VENICE
  • IN 1857, THE DRED SCOTT CASE ENDS WITH THE SUPREME COURT RULING THAT AFRICANS CANNOT BE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
  • IN 1861, THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHES AN ARMY
  • IN 1865, PRESIDENT LINCOLN IS INAUGURATED FOR A SECOND TIME
  • IN 1869, DMITRI MENDELEEV RELEASES THE FIRST PERIODIC TABLE IN RUSSIA
  • IN 1896, CHARLES KING DRIVES THE FIRST CAR IN DETRIOT, NICKNAMED THE “HORSELESS CARRIAGE”
  • IN 1888, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT DIES OF A STROKE AT 55
  • IN 1899, BAYER BEGINS SELLING ASPIRINS
  • IN 1930, CLARENCE BIRDSEYE INVENTS FROZEN FOODS WHEN HE BEGINS USING HIS OWN METHOD FOR QUICKLY FREEZING FRESH VEGETABLES
  • IN 1943, THE BATTLE OF MEDENINE IS FOUGHT IN NORTH AFRICA IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1945, GEORGE NISSEN PATENTS THE TRAMPOLINE
  • IN 1951, JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG BEGIN THEIR TRIAL
  • IN 1964, CASSIUS CLAY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM AND NAME CHANGE TO MUHAMMAD ALI
  • IN 1964, ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIVORCES EDDIE FISHER
  • IN 1965, “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS” CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER OVER 1400 PERFORMANCES
  • IN 1965, THE TEMPTATIONS GO TO #1 WITH “MY GIRL”
  • IN 1966, BARRY SADLER GOES TO #1 WITH “THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS”
  • IN 1967, MUHAMMED ALI’S NUMBER IS CALLED IN THE DRAFT. HIS REFUSAL TO SERVE RESULTS IN HIS LOSS OF BOXING LICENSE FOR FOUR YEARS
  • IN 1968, “LOST IN SPACE” AIRS ITS LAST EPISODE ON CBS
  • IN 1970, THE BEATLES RELEASE “LET IT BE”
  • IN 1978, A SNIPER SHOOTS AND DISABLES LARRY FLYNT
  • IN 1981, WALTER KRONKITE RETIRES FROM THE CBS EVENING NEWS
  • IN 1982, AYN RAND DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 77
  • IN 1982, THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS DEFEAT THE MILWAULKEE BUCKS 171-166. IT’S THE HIGHEST SCORING GAME IN NBA HISTORY AND GOES INTO TRIPLE OVERTIME
  • IN 1983, CHERYL ARAUJO WAS ALLEGEDLY GANG RAPED ON A POOL TABLE IN NEW BEDFORD, MASS. HER ACCUSERS’ DEFENSE WAS SEEN AS THE TEMPLATE FOR THE “BLAME THE VICTIM” RAPE DEFENSE AND SPARKED NATIONAL LAWS ABOUT RELEASING A VICTIM’S NAME PUBLICLY. THE JODY FOSTER MOVIE “THE ACCUSED” BASED ON THIS.

  • IN 1985, MIKE TYSON KNOCKS OUT HECTOR MERCEDES IN HIS FIRST PRO FIGHT
  • IN 2000, RAY BORQUE IS TRADED THE TO COLORADO AVALANCHE
  • IN 2007, SCOOTER LIBBY IS FOUND GUILTY OF PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN THE VALERIE PLAME CIA CASE
  • IN 2016, NANCY REAGAN DIES AT 94
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING TRAVELERS FROM SIX MUSLIM NATIONS FOR 90 DAYS

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