On February 6th...
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Day (New Zealand)
Queen Anne of England was born.
King Charles II of Great Britain and Ireland died.
A Royal charter was granted to the College
of William and Mary.
Clement XII died.
1756 Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice-President of the United
States, was born.
The Stamp Act was introduced before the British
France officially recognized the United States of
1785 Elizabeth Patterson
"Duchess of Baltimore," was born.
Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the
Chemist Joseph Priestley died.
New Jersey issued the first railroad charter in
the United States, to John Stevens.
The first 86 African-American immigrants
sponsored by the American Colonization Society
started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
Confederate General Jeb Stuart was
Baseball player Babe Ruth was born.
1899 The U.S. Senate
ratified the treaty ending the Spanish-American War.
1911 Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States,
Eva Braun, mistress of Adolf Hitler, was born.
Anthropologist Mary Leakey was born.
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was born.
Great Britain granted women (over the age of 30)
the right to vote.
The NFL ruled college students ineligible
until after college classes graduates.
Rip Torn was born.
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
moving Inauguration Day to January 20, was
The board game Monopoly went on sale for the
Actor Mike Farrell was born.
Television newsman Tom Brokaw was born.
Frank Sinatra made his professional singing
career debut on the radio show "Your Hit
Singer Bob Marley was born.
Singer Natalie Cole was born.
King George VI of Great Britain died.
A British airliner en route from Belgrade,
Yugoslavia, to London, England, crashed and
burned soon after taking off from Munich,
Germany, killing 23 persons.
Singer Axl Rose was born.
Muhammad Ali successfully defended his World
Heavyweight Title with a lopsided 15-round
decision over Ernie Terrell.
1967 Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S.
Secretary of the Treasury, died.
Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball
on the Moon.
Actor Danny Thomas died.
Tennis player Arthur Ashe died.
Cartoonist Jack Kirby died.
Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald
Reagan National Airport in honor of the former
1998 Musician Carl Wilson died.
Singer Frankie Laine died.
Actor James Whitmore died.
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