On this day: March 6

Published On: Mar 04 2013 11:57:04 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 06 2016 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 - The Alamo
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1836: After a 13-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 189 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo Mission, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and Col. Jim Bowie, are killed and the fort is captured.

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