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Notable Historical Events for May 6th

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

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

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

1998Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

1925Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884

1682Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

1941Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 6th

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

1987Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 6th

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

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

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

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

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

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

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