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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

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

2012Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

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)

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)

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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

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

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

1977Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

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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

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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