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Notable Historical Events for August 6th

1996US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

1990President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

1973Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

1991Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1965US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

1996George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

1953Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

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Notable Birthdays on August 6th

1911Lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), (d. 1989)

1965David Robinson, Key West Florida, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92)

1861Edith Roosevelt, Norwich Connecticut, First Lady of the United States and wife of Teddy Roosevelt

1809Alfred Lord Tennyson, Somersby, England, Poet Laureate of Great Britain

1928Andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, pop artist & film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), (d. 1987)

1881Alexander Fleming, London, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954), (d. 1955)

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Notable Weddings on August 6th

1953NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

1968Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds Audrey Stone Dimond

1983Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

2005Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas

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Notable Deaths on August 6th

1991Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68

2004Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak") dies aged 56

1637Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

1973Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

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