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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

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

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

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

1833John Deere makes 1st steel plough

1941Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

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

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

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.

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 6th Divorces
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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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