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 - Henry David Thoreau
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1862: Author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, best known for his book "Walden" and his essay "Civil Disobedience," dies of tuberculosis at the age of 44 in Concord, Massachusetts.

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