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 - Hitler Diaries
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Stern magazine

1983: The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts. The 60 diaries were bought for nearly 9 million German marks by the West German news magazine Stern, which published excerpts the month before. It turned out that the diaries were actually written by the notorious forger Konrad Kujau. Both he and journalist Gerd Heidemann, the journalist who claimed to have received the diaries after they were smuggled out of East Germany, went to trial in 1984 and were each sentenced to 42 months in prison for forgery and embezzlement.

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