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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

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

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

1997Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1915Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

1998Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

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

1941At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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

1987Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

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

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

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

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

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

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

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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

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