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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

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

1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

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

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

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

1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

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

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

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

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

October 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

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

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)

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

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

1977Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

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

October 6th Weddings
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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

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

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