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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

1990Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

1981Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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

2012Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1921"The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released

2012Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

1862General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

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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

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

1611Chongzhen Emperor, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China (d. 1644)

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Notable Deaths on February 6th

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

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

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

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

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