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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 - Cyrano de Bergerac
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1619: Cyrano de Bergerac, the soldier and writer who would serve as the inspiration for French poet Edmond Rostand's play bearing his name, is born in Paris, France.

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