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This day in history

Thursday, March 6, is the 65th day of 2014. There are 300 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is 88. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is 87. Singer Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 70. Rock singer-musician David Gilmour is 68. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 67. Singer Kiki Dee is 67. Composer Stephen Schwartz is 66. Actor D.L. Hughley is 50. Actress Connie Britton is 47. Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal is 42. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 40. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 37.

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In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.

In 1857, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court.

In 1944, US heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin.

In 1964, heavyweight champion Cassius Clay officially changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

In 1970, a bomb being built inside a Greenwich Village townhouse by the radical Weathermen went off, killing three group members.

In 1983, a woman was gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern in New Bedford called Big Dan’s; four men were later convicted .

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