Georgy Malenkov Rises, Cassius Clay Transforms, Ayn Rand Dead

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)

Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States (1967)

An explosion at the safe house of friends-of-Barack Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhrn's Weather Underground in Greenwich Village kills three (1970)

b: Marion Barry Jr. (1936); d: Ayn Rand (1982), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1935), Michael Manley (1997)

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