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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

1973Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew

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

1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

1988Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

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

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

1833HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

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

1424Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews

1974George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

December 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

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

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

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

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

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

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

December 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 6th

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

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

December 6th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 6th

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

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

December 6th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 6th

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

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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

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

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