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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

1978Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

1979Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

1952Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

1926Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

1939Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

1949US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

1911Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

1905Helen Wills Moody, Centerville California, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)

1769Isaac Brock, St Peter Port, British Army officer (War of 1812)

1887Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

1963Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

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Notable Weddings on October 6th

1956Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

1977Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

1953MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

1991Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)

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Notable Divorces on October 6th

1980Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

2006"Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

October 6th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on October 6th

1892Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

1989Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

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