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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

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

1944US General Patton lands in France

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

1997111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

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

1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

1993John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

1945Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine.

1941NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 6th

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

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 6th

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

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

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