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 - Georgia O'Keeffe
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1986: Artist Georgia O'Keeffe, best known for her large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms and New Mexico landscapes, dies at the age of 98 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is seen here in a 1918 photograph by Alfred Stieglitz.


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