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 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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1806: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era, is born in Kelloe, Durham, England. Some of her best known poems include "The Cry of the Children," "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" and "Sonnet 43" from the collection "Sonnets from the Portuguese," better known by the first line "How do I love thee?"


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