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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

1976US Pres Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

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

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

1939Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

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

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

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 6th

1977Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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