March 6 in Pop Culture History

06March 6 in Pop Culture History
1836 – The Battle of the Alamo took place

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. It stated that anyone brought into the United States as a slave, or their descendants, could never be a United States citizen. The court of public opinion disagreed very vocally a few years later.

1899 – Bayer registered Aspirin as a trademark. Aspirin is considered by many to be the first wonder drug.

1930 – General Foods put the first individually packaged frozen foods – “Birds Eye Frosted Foods” on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts

1943 – Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the ‘Four Freedoms Series.’

1950 – Silly Putty was introduced as a toy by Peter Hodgson. It was invented in 1943 by James Wright in an effort to make synthetic rubber.

1953 – James Watson and Francis Crick submitted to ‘Nature’ magazine their first article on the structure of DNA. It was published in the April 25th 1953 issue.

1964 – Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gave boxing champion Cassius Clay the name of Muhammad Ali.

1965 – #1 Hit March 6, 1965 – March 12, 1965: The TemptationsMy Girl

1976 – #1 Hit March 6, 1976 – March 12, 1976: The MiraclesLove Machine (Part 1)

1981 – Walter Cronkite resigned as main anchorman of The CBS Evening News

1983 – Country Music Television (CMT) began.

1985 – The song We Are the World was released.

1987 – Lethal Weapon was released in theaters.

1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus began to affect computers.

1993 – #1 Hit March 6, 1993 – March 12, 1993: Peabo Bryson & Regina BelleA Whole New World

1994 – Liquid Television on MTV ended.

1998 – The Big Lebowski was released in theaters.

2000 – Mobile Suit Gundam Wing debuted on The Cartoon Network

2001 – Napster began to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its peer-to-peer network. In July 2001, Napster shut down its entire network.

2005 – (fictional) The Autons attempted to invade London in Doctor Who TV episode ‘Rose’

2009 – Watchmen debuted in theaters.

2015 – Chappie and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel debuted in theaters.

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