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What Happened on This Day in History?

On this day in history:

March 6th: 

 

1899- Bayer patents aspirin

1982- Controversial writer-philosopher Ayn Rand dies

1836- The Battle of the Alamo comes to an end

1974- Helen Thomas named UPI’s White House bureau chief, the first woman to hold that title for a wire agency

1981- Walter Conkite signs off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News”

1983- Helmut Kohl elected West German chancellor

1857- Supreme Court rules in Dred Scott case

1820- President Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise

1987- Ferry sinks in Belgium,  188 people drown

1776- New York demands Sandy Hook lighthouse be dismantled

1475- Michelangelo is born

1986- Georgia O’Keeffe dies

1951- The espionage trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins

1945- Dutch Resistance ambushes SS officer

1902- Real Madrid founded

2001- The death spiral of Napster begins

1953- Georgy Malenkov succeeds Stalin

 

Find out more about any of these events here:

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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