1475 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sculptor and Painter
1619 - Cyrano de Bergerac, Poet and Soldier
1806 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poet
1926 - H.C. Robbins Landon, American Musicologist
1928 - Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Writer
1930 - Lorin Maazel, American Conductor
1944 - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand lyric Soprano, most famous for "O mio babbino" from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. (Here's a link to her Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award 13/9/2017, KiriOnline - K.T. Kanawa. Accessed March 6, 2018).
1947 - Dick Fosbury, High Jumper, Inventor of the "Fosbury flop."
1836 - Davy Crockett, American Frontiersman
1888 - Louisa May Alcott, Writer
2016 - Nancy Reagan, former U.S. First Lady
FEATURES: ARTIST MICHELANGELO (March 6, 1475 to February 18, 1564)
Michelangelo Art Documentary. Artist and Man. Biography Film. Video uploaded by artandfilm21. Accessed March 6, 2018.
1836 - The 12-day siege of Alamo ends, leaving only six of 155 men alive.
1831 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera La Sonnambula is first performed in Milan.
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata is first staged in Venice.
1869 - Dmitri Mendeleev (Mendeleyev), Russian chemist, presents the first periodic table of elements to the Russian Chemical Society.
1899 - Felix Hoffmann and Herman Dreser , German researchers, patent aspirin.
1944 - U.S. bombers begin their first air raid on Berlin, dropping some 2,000 tons of bombs.
1992 - The computer virus dubbed "Michelangelo" is discovered, set to erase IBM PC hard disk annually on March 6, the birthday of the artist Michelangelo.
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