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Notable Historical Events for August 6th

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

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

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

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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

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

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

1984Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 6th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 6th

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

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

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