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

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

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

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

1995Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

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

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

1948Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia

1995Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

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

1862Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

1959Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow

1862General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

1993Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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

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

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

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

February 6th Historical Events
Date Event
337
St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1189
Riots in Lynn, Norfolk (England) spread to Norwich 
1508
Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor,though 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope 
1577
King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots 
1626
Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle 
1651
-7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris 
1685
Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II. 
1693
Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va 
1716
England & Netherlands renew alliance 
1778
Britain declares war on France 
1778
France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty 
1788
Massachusetts becomes 6th state to ratify constitution 
1815
NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens) 
1819
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore 
1820
1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone) 
1820
US population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans 1,771,656 (18.4%)) 
1820
The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia. 
1832
1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland 
1832
US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy 
1836
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 
1840
The Treaty of Waitangi is signed between 40 Māori Chiefs (later signed by 500) and representatives of the British crown in Waitangi, New Zealand. The treaty was designed to share sovereignty between the two groups. 
1843
The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City). 
1851
Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch," premieres in Dusseldorf 
1854
Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine 
1861
1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America (US Civil War) 
1861
British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues first storm warnings for ships 
1862
General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee 
1862
American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle 
1862
Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi 
1864
-7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia 
1865
2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run) 
1867
Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA 
1869
Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers 
1891
1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17) 
1899
Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate 
1900
The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army) 
1902
Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC 
1904
Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow 
1911
1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona 
1911
Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) 
1918
Britain grants women (30 & over) vote 
1919
1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike 
1920
Saarland administrated by League of Nations 
1921
"The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released 
1922
Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI 
1922
US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation 
1926
NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates 
1926
St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees 
1929
Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night" 
1932
1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport) 
1932
Fascist coup in the Memel territory 
1933
-90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record) 
1933
Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo 
1933
Pres von Hindenburg & von Papen ends Prussian parliament 
1934
Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500 
1934
Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France. 
1935
"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time 
1935
1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey 
1936
4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 
1936
Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook" 
1937
K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer 
1939
Spanish government flees to France 
1941
Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19) 
1941
Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed 
1941
British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya 
1943
1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down 
1943
Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade" 
1945
US 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz 
1945
Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder 
1946
"Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances 
1947
Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket 
1948
1st radio-controlled airplane flown 
1948
Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia 
1948
KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1951
"Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84 
1951
Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago 
1951
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security 
1952
Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne 
1953
Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie 
1953
US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted 
1956
Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing 
1956
French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers 
1956
University of Alabama suspends African-American Autherine Lucy on the grounds that it can no longer provide a safe environment for her 
1958
Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid 
1959
1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM 
1959
Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow 
1961
"Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC 
1961
KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named 
1964
"Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances 
1964
France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel 
1964
WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
1965
"Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC 
1965
Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1 
1967
Cultural Revolution in Albania 
1967
Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1968
10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France 
1968
Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam 
1968
Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one 
1968
KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1969
"Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances 
1969
Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in NYC 
1969
The New Ulster Movement is formed to promote moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who supported Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister 
1970
Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban 
1970
NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland 
1971
1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard) 
1971
Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast 
1971
The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles' 
1971
James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast 
1972
A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday 
1973
"Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances 
1973
40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution 
1973
6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah 
1973
Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm 
1974
3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0 
1974
Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis 
1974
US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon 
1975
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1976
George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)" 
1977
4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0 
1977
Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris 
1977
Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ 
1978
Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office 
1978
Snowstorm hits New England, parts of Rhode Island (54" (137cm)) 
1979
Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto 
1981
"Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV 
1981
Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon 
1981
Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4) 
1982
"Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart 
1983
13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19 
1983
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
1984
Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army 
1986
NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals 
1987
No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings 
1987
US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary 
1988
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1989
Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government 
1990
Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50 
1990
Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium 
1990
Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards! 
1991
Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights 
1992
"Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC 
1992
The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence. 
1993
44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal 
1993
Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1994
"Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 perfs 
1994
Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic 
1994
Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica 
1994
Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m 
1994
Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland 
1994
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3 
1995
Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days 
1995
Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket 
1995
Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison 
1996
Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence 
1997
Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm 
1998
Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers 
1998
Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years 
1998
In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna. 
1998
Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport. 
1999
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-10 
2000
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31 
2005
Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles 
2011
Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB 
2012
6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths 
2012
Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so 
2012
Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 
2013
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people 
2014
Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show 
2016
$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented 
2016
Beyonce drops new single: 'Formation' 
2016
New York Gov. Cuomo announces regulations to prevent gay 'conversion therapy' 
2017
Afghan Official: Avalanches in Afghanistan Kill at Least 107 
2017
Trump Says Health Law Replacement May Not Be Ready Until Next Year 
2017
Patriots rally to stun Falcons in Super Bowl thriller 
2017
Pats' Brady named Super Bowl MVP after record comeback 
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