On this day: March 6

Published On: Mar 04 2013 11:57:04 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 06 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The Alamo falls, the Supreme Court rules in the Dred Scott case, the Oreo cookie and Silly Putty are introduced, Mike Tyson wins in his pro debut, and Eric Clapton enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time, all on this day.

OTD March 6 - Georgy Malenkov
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1953: Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. A close collaborator of Stalin, he was considered the most powerful Soviet politician before being overshadowed and ousted by Nikita Khrushchev.

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