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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

1862General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

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

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

1959Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow

1995Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

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

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

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

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

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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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