On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2016 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 - Rubin Carter
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1937: Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who fought professionally as a middleweight boxer from 1961 to 1966, is born in Clifton, New Jersey. Carter was tried and convicted twice for a 1966 triple homicide, but the second conviction was overturned in 1985 and he was not retried. He became famous thanks to Bob Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane" and the 1999 movie "The Hurricane," starring Denzel Washington. Carter died of prostate cancer at age 76 on April 20, 2014.

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