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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

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

1941Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

1984Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

1864US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

1987Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

1994Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

1895Rudolph Valentino, Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 6th

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

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

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

1987Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

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

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

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

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

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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

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