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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

1990Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC

1864US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured

1941Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

1938Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

1906Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)

1864US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

1861Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy

1997Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1915Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

1961George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

1915Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985)

1895Rudolph Valentino, Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)

1861Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

1931Willie Mays, Westfield Alabama, baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954)

1856Sigmund Freud, Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian neurologist and father of psychology, (d. 1939)

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Notable Weddings on May 6th

1950Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

2000Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

1987Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

1975Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

1992Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

1862Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

1987William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

1952Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

1949Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

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