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 - Ring Lardner
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1885: Ring Lardner, a sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage and the theater, is born in Niles, Mich. Lardner was also the father of Ring Lardner Jr., the Oscar-winning screenwriter of such films as "Laura," "Woman of the Year" and "M*A*S*H."

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