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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

196875th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)

1853National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

2003110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)

1989Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

1941NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

195764th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

1699Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

2003117th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats M Philippoussis (7-6 6-2 7-6)

195670th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

197986th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

1954Willie Randolph, Holly Hill South Carolina, former New York Mets manager

1832Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, Vienna, Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire

1946Sylvester Stallone, NYC, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra)

1927Janet Leigh, [Jeanetta Morrison], Merced CA, actress (Psycho), (d. 2004)

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

1946George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)

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Notable Weddings on July 6th

1991Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

1877Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

1893British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

1978Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

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Notable Deaths on July 6th

1971Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer, dies at 69

1962William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

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