History Blog

March 6

Happy Birthday RIP Lou Costello(Louis Cristillo 1906–1959) Edward McMahon(1923–2009) ; Alan Greenspan–89 Joanna Miles–75 David Gilmour–69 Robert Reiner–68 James Saito–60 Thomas Arnold–56 Constance Womack(“Connie Britton”)–48 Shaquille O’Neal–43 ; 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