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 This day in History - June 6
457 Historic Events for June 6
1971

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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1971

Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station

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1971

WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

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1971

Willie Mays hits record 22nd and last extra inning HR

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1972

Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)

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1972

Erin Woodley, Mississauga Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olympic-silver-96)

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1972

Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

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1972

Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)

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1972

Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1972

Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)

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1972

Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London

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1972

Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)

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1972

David Bowie releases "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"

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1972

US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed

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1973

Jamie Wilson, tackle (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1973

Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

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1973

Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)

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1973

Olindo Mare, kicker (Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1974

Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86

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1974

Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Birth
1974

47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte

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1974

Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1975

British voters decide to remain in Common Market

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1975

Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning

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1975

Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established

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