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On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

OTD May 6 - Orson Welles
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1915: Filmmaker and actor Orson Welles, whose first movie was 1941's "Citizen Kane," often ranked as one of the all-time greatest films, is born George Orson Welles in Kenosha, Wis. An outsider to the studio system, he directed a total of only 13 movies in his career, including the critically acclaimed "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Touch of Evil." He also worked extensively in theater and radio, including the now legendary 1938 broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds."

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