On this day: March 6

POSTED: 09:57 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 05, 2016 

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 - Shaquille O'Neal
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1972: Shaquille O'Neal, who won four NBA titles, three NBA Finals MVP honors, one NBA MVP award and the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year Award in his 19-year career, is born in Newark, New Jersey. O'Neal played mostly for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, but also spent a year each with Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.


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