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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

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

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

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

1536King Henry VIII orders bible be placed in every church in England

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

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

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

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.

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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