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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

1811French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

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

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

1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

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

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

1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

1996Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

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

October 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

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

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

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)

October 6th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 6th

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)

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

October 6th Weddings
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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

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

October 6th Deaths
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