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 - Dred Scott
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1857: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case, holding that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.

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