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Notable Historical Events for October 6th

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

192811th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

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

1939Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

1948Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 6th

1769Isaac Brock, St Peter Port, British Army officer (War of 1812)

1887Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

1846George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

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

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Notable Weddings on October 6th

1977Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

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

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

1956Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

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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

1969Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

1989Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

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