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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

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

1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

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

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

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

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

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

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

1988Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

December 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

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

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

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

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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

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

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