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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

1974George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

1992SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

1956Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

19231st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1904Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

1992San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

1933Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in US lifted

2008American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

1938French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

December 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

1921Otto Graham, Waukegan Illinois, NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

1833John Singleton Mosby, Powhatan County, Virginia, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

1805Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)

1900Agnes Moorehead, Clinton, Massachusetts, American actress (Endora-Bewitched)

1886Joyce Kilmer, New Brunswick, New Jersey, poet (Trees), (d. 1918)

December 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 6th

1962Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar

1930Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

December 6th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 6th

1938Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage

1988Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

December 6th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 6th

1996[Alvin] Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, dies of brain cancer at 70

343Saint Nicholas, Greek Bishop who became the model for Santa Claus, dies at 73

1889Jefferson Davis, Pres of Confederate States (1861-5), dies at 81

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

December 6th Deaths
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