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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

1904The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

1699Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

1989Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

19331st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

1944US General Patton lands in France

1590English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

2008122nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7)

199198th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

2008115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4)

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

1954Willie Randolph, Holly Hill South Carolina, former New York Mets manager

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

1927Janet Leigh, [Jeanetta Morrison], Merced CA, actress (Psycho), (d. 2004)

1832Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, Vienna, Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire

1946Sylvester Stallone, NYC, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra)

1946George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)

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Notable Weddings on July 6th

1893British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

1978Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

1991Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

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July 6th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 6th

1962William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

1971Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer, dies at 69

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