March 6 is the 65th day of the year. 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).
+ 1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
+ 1836 – Texas Revolution: 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.
+ 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.
+ 1981 – After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
+ 1983 – The first United States Football League games is played.
( Births )
+ 1906 – Lou Costello, American comedian (d. 1959)
+ 1923 – Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. 2009)
+ 1940 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001
+ 1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, director, and producer
+ 1972 – Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player, actor, and rapper