Georgy Malenkov, Cassius Clay, Ayn Rand

On this day: March 6
Communist-dominated government under Petru Groza assumes power in Romania (1945)

Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953)

Nation of Islam gives Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali meaning "Beloved of Allah" (1964)

b: Marion Barry Jr. (1936), Rob Reiner, (1947); d: Ayn Rand (1982), Georgia O'Keeffe (1986), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1935), Michael Manley (1997)

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