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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

1994Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1994Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa's first post apartheid election

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

1941At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.

1536King Henry VIII orders bible be placed in every church in England

1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

1835James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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

1972Martin Brodeur, Montreal Quebec, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada)

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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

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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

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

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

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