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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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)

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Notable Deaths on February 6th

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

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

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