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 - Lou Costello
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1906: Actor and comedian Lou Costello (right), who would go on to form one-half of the famous comedy duo Abbott and Costello with Bud Abbott, is born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey. He died of a heart attack at age 52 on March 3, 1959.


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