On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2014 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 - L Frank Baum
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1919: Author L. Frank Baum, best known for writing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," dies at the age of 62 in Hollywood, Calif., the day after suffering a stroke.

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