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Notable Historical Events for April 6th

1967Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

402Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten

774Charles the Great (Charlemagne) confirmed the gift to the Pope of the territories belonging to Ravenna made by his father Pepin the Short at Quiercy-sur-Loire in 753

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

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

1663King Charles II signs Carolina Charter

198615th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

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

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

1757British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

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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)

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on April 6th

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

1979Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

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

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

1920Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel

1868Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife

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Notable Deaths on April 6th

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

1998Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

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

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

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