History Blog

March 6

Happy Birthday RIP Lou Costello(Louis Cristillo 1906–1959) Edward McMahon(1923–2009) ; Alan Greenspan–88 Joanna Miles–74 David Gilmour–68 Robert Reiner–67 James Saito–59 Edward Dezen–57 Thomas Arnold–55 Constance Womack(“Connie Britton”)–47 Shaquille O’Neal–42 ; 1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free ; 1899 – Bayer registers “Aspirin” as a trademark