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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

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

1811French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

1948Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

1961JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

192811th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

192912th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

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

1939Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1983Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

1846George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 6th

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

1969Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

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