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 - Will Eisner
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1917: Writer and illustrator Will Eisner, best known for his comic book series "The Spirit," is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. One of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, the Eisner Award, given to recognize achievements each year in the comics industry, was named in his honor. Eisner died at age 87 on Jan. 3, 2005, of complications from a quadruple bypass surgery performed about two weeks earlier.

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