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 - Ash Wednesday Storm
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Delaware Public Archives

1962: The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, one of the 10 worst storms in the United States in the 20th century, begins on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. The storm lingered through five high tides over a three-day period, killing 40 people, injuring more than 1,000 and causing hundreds of millions in property damage in six states.


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