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Notable Historical Events for August 6th

1942Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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

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

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

1993Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 6th

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 6th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 6th

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

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

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