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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

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

1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

19595th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1944French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC

1904The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

1986100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)

196276th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

2008115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4)

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

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

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

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on July 6th

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

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

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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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