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Notable Historical Events for December 6th

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

1904Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

18771st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

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

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

1833HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1955Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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

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