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Notable Historical Events for July 6th

197986th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-4 6-4)

195764th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)

19595th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

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

1944French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC

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

196276th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

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

1994"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released

1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

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Notable Birthdays on July 6th

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)

1781Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 6th

1877Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

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

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

1956Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

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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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