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 - Rudolph Valentino
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1895: Silent film star Rudolph Valentino, who became a pop icon and a sex symbol in the 1920s thanks to roles in movies like "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," "The Sheik," "Blood and Sand," "The Eagle" and "The Son of the Sheik," is born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Puglia, Kingdom of Italy. Valentino died at age 31 on Aug. 23, 1926, eight days following surgery for appendicitis and gastric ulcers after collapsing at the Hotel Ambassador in New York City.

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