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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

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

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

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

1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

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

1825Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

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

1904Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

1995Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

December 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

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

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

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

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

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

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

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

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

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

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

December 6th Deaths
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