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Notable Historical Events for August 6th

1973Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

1953Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

1972Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

1993Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

1774Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY

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

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

1824Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 6th

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 6th

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

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

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

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

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