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Notable Historical Events for August 6th

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

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

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

1993Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 6th

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

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)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 6th

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

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

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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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