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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

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

1974George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

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

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

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

1954Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

1995Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

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

1825Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

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Notable Birthdays on December 6th

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

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

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

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

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

1890Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

December 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 6th

1930Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

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

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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

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