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 This day in History - March 6
417 Historic Events for March 6
1956

Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman and SMH writer)

Birth
1957

Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

Event
1958

Mike Gatting, English cricketer

Birth
1959

Fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85

Death
1959

11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr

Event
1959

Tom Arnold, Iowa, [Mr Roseanne Barr Arnold], actor (Tom, True Lies)

Birth
1959

Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)

Event
1960

President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

Event
1960

[Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard

Birth
1961

1st London minicabs introduced

Event
1961

Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12« year govt jubilee

Event
1961

Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59

Death
1961

George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56

Death
1961

Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%

Event
1962

Rezso Kokai, composer, dies at 56

Death
1962

Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)

Birth
1962

St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals

Event
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1962

US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression

Event
1963

Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)

Birth
1963

Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91

Death
1964

King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62

Death
1964

Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece

Event
1964

Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali

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1964

Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)

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