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This Day in History for March 6 – Walter Cronkite Retires and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1836 – The Alamo falls to Mexican forces (More info)

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves are not US citizens (More info)

1899 – Bayer patents aspirin (More info)

1981 – After 19 years of presenting the ‘CBS Evening News,’ Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time (More info)

2001 – Napster begins complying with a Federal court order to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its popular peer-to-peer network (More info)

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