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 This day in History - May 6
435 Historic Events for May 6
1975

Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only

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1976

Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85

Death
1976

Lindsay Page, Madison Wis, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd)

Birth
1977

"Beatles at Hollywood Bowl," released in UK

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1977

Trent Steed, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1977

Shannon Shakespeare, Mission BC, 100m swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1977

Gabriela Aguilar, Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61

Death
1978

Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76

Death
1978

South Africa military goes into Angola

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1978

104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2

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1979

Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m

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1979

Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout," premieres in NYC

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1979

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

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1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1980

Kasumi Takahashi, Tokyo Japan, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Oly-96)

Birth
1980

Brooke Bennett, 800m freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1981

US expels Libyan diplomats

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1981

"Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances

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1981

Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired and replaced by Rene Lachemann

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1982

Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games

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1982

Sam Baker, dies

Death
1984

Balt Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

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1984

Jos‚ Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election

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1985

17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB

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