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Notable Historical Events for April 6th

19809th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

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

46 BCJulius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.

1757British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

1722Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

1830Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY

1967Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

402Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten

198615th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

1980Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

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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)

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on April 6th

1979Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

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

1920Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel

1868Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife

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

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Notable Deaths on April 6th

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

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

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

1998Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

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