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 - Rob Reiner
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1947: Actor, comedian and filmmaker Rob Reiner, who rose to fame as "Meathead," Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law on "All in the Family," before directing movies such as "This is Spinal Tap," "Stand By Me," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," "Misery" and "A Few Good Men," is born in The Bronx, N.Y.

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