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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

1990Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

1994Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1835James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

1906Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)

1861Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy

1925Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884

1940Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)

1984Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

1938Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

1861Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

1961George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

1972Martin Brodeur, Montreal Quebec, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada)

1915Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985)

1931Willie Mays, Westfield Alabama, baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954)

1856Sigmund Freud, Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian neurologist and father of psychology, (d. 1939)

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Notable Weddings on May 6th

2000Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

1987Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

1950Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

1975Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

1952Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

1862Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

1992Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

1949Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

1987William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

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