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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

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

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

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

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

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

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

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

1862Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

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

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

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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

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

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

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