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Notable Historical Events for April 6th

1757British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

195822nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

1991Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

19471st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements

1900james j jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1980Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

198722nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

195216th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286

1967Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

198615th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

April 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 6th

1937Merle Haggard, Bakersfield California, country singer (Death Valley Days)

1928James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA)

1975Zach Braff, South Orange, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. John Dorian-Scrubs)

1483Raphael Sanzio, Urbino, Italy, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina and School of Athens) (birthday in the Julian calendar)

1937Billy Dee Williams, Harlem NYC, actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back)

1969Paul Rudd, Passaic, New Jersey, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin)

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Notable Weddings on April 6th

1953MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

1868Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife

1920Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel

1979Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

189623rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

1997Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

April 6th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 6th

1199Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41

1971Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

1520Raphael [Sanzio], artist (Sistine Madonna), dies on his 37th birthday

1992Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

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