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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

1862Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

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

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

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

1959Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

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.)

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

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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Notable Deaths on February 6th

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

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

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

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

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