In 1836, the Texas fort known as the Alamo fell to Mexican forces. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sanford that slaves were property. In 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off as CBS Evening News anchor for the last time.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), painter/sculptor/architect; Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-55), soldier/writer; Lou Costello (1906-59), actor/comedian; Ed McMahon (1923-2009), TV personality; Alan Greenspan (1926- ), economist; Gabriel García Márquez (1928-2014), novelist; Rob Reiner (1947- ), actor/director; Connie Britton (1967- ), actress; Shaquille O'Neal (1972- ), basketball player; Tim Howard (1979- ), soccer player; Tyler, The Creator (1991- ), rapper
In 1902, the Real Madrid football (soccer) franchise was founded.
The median age for a man getting married for the first time in 2013 was 29.0 years old; 26.6 was the median age for women.
"The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has." – Michelangelo Buonarroti