On this day: March 6

POSTED: 09:57 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 05, 2014 

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 - Traviata
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1853: Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice, Italy. The opera has become immensely popular over the years and today is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire.

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