Today’s moment of history:
On March 6, 1944, American heavy bombers made the first full-scale raid on Berlin during World War II.
In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada became Toronto.
In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, was killed when Mexican troops led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana invaded the fortress after a 13-day siege; the battle claimed the lives of all Texas defenders, nearly 200 people, including William Travis, James Bowie and Davy Crockett.
In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford ruled 7-2 that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and therefore could not claim freedom in federal court.
In 1912, the Oreo cookie sandwich was first introduced to National Biscuit Co.
In 1933, the National Bank’s Holidays, announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, came into force to appease drowning depositors.
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In 1964, heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay officially changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
In 1970, radical meteorologists accidentally detonated a bomb at the Greenwich Village in New York City, destroying a house and killing three members of the group.
In 1973, 80-year-old Nobel Prize-winning writer Pearl S. Buck died in Danby, Vermont.
In 1981, Walter Cronkite resigned as the lead presenter of The CBS Evening News for the last time.
In 1998, the military honored three Americans who risked their lives and aimed their weapons at fellow soldiers to stop the 1968 massacre of Vietnamese villagers in May Lai.
In 2002, independent lawyer Robert Ray published his final report, in which he wrote that former President Bill Clinton could be indicted and would likely be convicted in a scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
In the 2012 Super Tuesday race, Republican Mitt Romney won a small number in Ohio, won in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and easily won in Virginia, where neither Rico Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was in the tournament. . ballot paper; Santorum won competitions in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota, while Gingrich won at home in Georgia. Former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford has been convicted in Houston for allocating more than $ 7 billion to his investors through the Ponzi scheme. (Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in prison.)
In 2016, former First Lady Nancy Reagan died in Los Angeles at the age of 94.
In 2017, President Donald Trump quietly signed a reduced version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers, which continued to ban new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shut down the U.S. refugee program.
In 2021, after working all night on a mountain of amendments, the Senate narrowly approved a $ 1.9 trillion bill from COVID-19 assistance, which was finally approved by the House of Representatives. Carla Valenda, a member of The Flying Wallendas and the last surviving child of the founder of the famous troupe, has died at the age of 85 in Sarasota, Florida.