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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

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

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

1862General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

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

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

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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.)

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)

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

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

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