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Notable Historical Events for February 6th

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

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"

1862General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

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

1995Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

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

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

1967Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 6th

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)

1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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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