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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

1862Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

1952Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

1943Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

1967Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1976George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"

1995Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

1951Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

1958Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

1911Ronald Reagan, Tampico IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo) and 40th US President (R) (1981-89)

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

1833J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Patrick County, Virginia, Confederate General

1897Louis Buchalter, New York City New York, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.)

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Notable Deaths on February 6th

1685Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

1993Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

1964Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (1899-1901) (b. 1869)

1994Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk), dies at 76

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