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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

19331st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

1942Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

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

1957John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

1994"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released

1699Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

1941NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

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

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

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

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

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

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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

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

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

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

1835John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, dies of 79

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