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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 - Ed McMahon
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1923: TV personality Ed McMahon, best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick and announcer on "The Tonight Show" for 30 years, is born in Detroit, Mich. McMahon would also become famous for hosting the TV talent show "Star Search" and presenting sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers. He died at age 86 on June 23, 2009.

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