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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

1941Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

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

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

1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

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

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

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.

1984Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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)

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)

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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)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

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

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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

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

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

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

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