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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

1849Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time

1904Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

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

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

1988Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

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

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

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

2009Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

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

December 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

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)

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

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

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

December 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 6th

1997ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

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

1949Lead Belly, [Huddie William Ledbetter], blues singer, dies at 64

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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

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

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