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 - USFL
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1983: The first United States Football League game is played, with the Washington Federals playing the Philadelphia Stars. The league was designed as a spring/summer option for when the NFL was in its offseason. While it had some success, including luring players such as Heisman Trophy winners Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier, and future Pro Football Hall of Famers Future Reggie White, Jim Kelly and Steve Young, it folded after its third season.


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