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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

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

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

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

1959Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow

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

1862Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

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

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 6th

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

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

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