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    What happened on February 6

    • February 6, 0046 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio and Juba at Thapsus.

    • February 6, 0337 Julius I is elected pope.

    • February 6, 1189 Riots of Lynn in Norfolk spread to Norwich England

    • February 6, 1508 Maximilian I crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    • February 6, 1577 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots

    • February 6, 1626 Huguenot rebels & the French sign Peace of La Rochelle

    • February 6, 1651 Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris

    • February 6, 1659 UK hist date of first known cheque to be drawn

    • February 6, 1670 "Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway, dies."

    • February 6, 1685 James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.

    • February 6, 1693 "Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA"

    • February 6, 1716 England & Netherlands renew alliance

    • February 6, 1778 England declares war on France

    • February 6, 1778 France officially recognizes the new nation known as the United States of America.

    • February 6, 1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

    • February 6, 1815 New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.

    • February 6, 1815 NJ issues first US railroad charter (John Stevens)

    • February 6, 1817 The Argentinian San Martn crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.

    • February 6, 1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.

    • February 6, 1820 "86 free black colonists sail from New York NY to Sierra Leone, Africa"

    • February 6, 1820 The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

    • February 6, 1832 "First appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland"

    • February 6, 1832 US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy

    • February 6, 1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

    • February 6, 1840 "Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, founding document of New Zealand."

    • February 6, 1843 The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

    • February 6, 1851 "Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony ""Rhenisch,"" premieres in D�sseldorf"

    • February 6, 1854 Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine

    • February 6, 1861 English Admiral Robert Ritzroy issues first storm warnings for ships

    • February 6, 1861 First meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America

    • February 6, 1862 "American Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant gives the United States its first victory of the war, by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee, known as the Battle of Fort Henry."

    • February 6, 1862 General Ulysses S Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

    • February 6, 1862 Naval Engagement at Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle

    • February 6, 1862 "Victory for General Ulysses S Grant in Tennessee, capturing Fort Henry, and ten days later Fort Donelson; Grant earns the nickname ""Unconditional Surrender"" Grant"

    • February 6, 1864 Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia

    • February 6, 1865 First day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)

    • February 6, 1865 Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief

    • February 6, 1867 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South

    • February 6, 1869 Harper's Weekly publishes first picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers

    • February 6, 1891 The first great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)

    • February 6, 1899 "The U.S. Senate ratifies a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, ending the Spanish-American War."

    • February 6, 1900 "Battle at Vaalkrans, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)"

    • February 6, 1900 The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.

    • February 6, 1902 Young Women's Hebrew Association organized in New York NY

    • February 6, 1904 Russian-Japanese war began

    • February 6, 1911 First old-age home opened in Prescott AZ where are the golf courses?

    • February 6, 1911 Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey

    • February 6, 1911 "Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois in 1911"

    • February 6, 1918 Britain grants women (30 & over) the vote

    • February 6, 1919 5-day Seattle general strike starts

    • February 6, 1920 Saarland administrated by League of Nations

    • February 6, 1921 """The Kid,"" starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released"

    • February 6, 1922 Achille Ratti becomes Pope Pius XI.

    • February 6, 1922 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI

    • February 6, 1922 "The Washington Naval Treaty was signed in Washington, DC, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy."

    • February 6, 1922 "US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation"

    • February 6, 1926 The National Football League agrees that college players cannot play in the NFL until they graduate.

    • February 6, 1929 "Rudy Vallee recorded ""Deep Night"""

    • February 6, 1932 Fascist coup in the Memel territory

    • February 6, 1933 "-90�F (-68�C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)"

    • February 6, 1933 "Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 meters (112 feet), in Pacific hurricane near Manila"

    • February 6, 1933 President von Hindenburg & von Papen end Prussian parliament

    • February 6, 1933 "The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution goes into effect, which changes the start of congressional, vice-presidential, and presidential terms from March to January."

    • February 6, 1934 "February 6, 1934 political crisis in France. The far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon, an attempted coup against the Third Republic."

    • February 6, 1935 "Board game ""Monopoly"" goes on sale for the first time"

    • February 6, 1935 First election to allow women to vote in Turkey

    • February 6, 1936 "4th Winter Olympics games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany"

    • February 6, 1936 "Olympic Games: Winter Olympic Games - IV Olympic Winter Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany."

    • February 6, 1936 "Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet ""Clear Brook"""

    • February 6, 1937 K Elizabeth Ohi becomes first Japanese-US female lawyer

    • February 6, 1939 Spanish government flees to France

    • February 6, 1941 Battle of Beda Fomm Italian 10th army destroyed

    • February 6, 1941 "British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya"

    • February 6, 1943 HMCS Louisburg (Corvette) torpedoed in the Mediterranean

    • February 6, 1943 "Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's ""Your Hit Parade"""

    • February 6, 1943 "The first Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down"

    • February 6, 1945 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz

    • February 6, 1945 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder

    • February 6, 1947 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket

    • February 6, 1948 "Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia"

    • February 6, 1948 First radio-controlled airplane flown

    • February 6, 1951 """Broker Special"" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84"

    • February 6, 1951 "Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne Atomic Lab (Illinois), to demonstrate lax in security"

    • February 6, 1951 "The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history."

    • February 6, 1952 "Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario."

    • February 6, 1953 "Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 years 239 days, youngest Aussie"

    • February 6, 1953 US controls on wages & some consumer goods were lifted

    • February 6, 1956 "Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing"

    • February 6, 1956 French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers

    • February 6, 1956 University of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black)

    • February 6, 1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash

    • February 6, 1958 Eight players of Manchester United were killed in the Munich air disaster.

    • February 6, 1959 "At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished."

    • February 6, 1959 Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow

    • February 6, 1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.

    • February 6, 1959 US first successful Titan intercontinental ballistic missile

    • February 6, 1961 """Jail, No Bail"" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC"

    • February 6, 1964 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel

    • February 6, 1965 "Righteous Brothers ""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"" hits #1"

    • February 6, 1967 Cultural Revolution in Albania

    • February 6, 1967 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

    • February 6, 1968 "10th Winter Olympics games opens in Grenoble, France"

    • February 6, 1968 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam

    • February 6, 1968 Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one

    • February 6, 1970 Graeme Pollock completes 274 vs Australia at Durban

    • February 6, 1971 The First time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard)

    • February 6, 1973 "40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution"

    • February 6, 1973 "Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edmonton"

    • February 6, 1974 Dutch speed limit set at 100 km due to oil crisis

    • February 6, 1974 US House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon

    • February 6, 1977 "Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 meter over 16 buses, near Paris"

    • February 6, 1978 "Muriel Humphrey fills the U.S. senate seat of her late husband, Minnesota senator and former U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey."

    • February 6, 1978 "Snowstorm hits New England (54"" (137cm))"

    • February 6, 1978 "The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4"" an hour."

    • February 6, 1979 Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto

    • February 6, 1981 """Brady Brides,"" debuts on NBC TV"

    • February 6, 1981 "Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon"

    • February 6, 1982 """Centerfold"" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart"

    • February 6, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kraftwerk - The Model / Computer Love

    • February 6, 1984 Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army

    • February 6, 1987 No-smoking rules take effect in federal buildings

    • February 6, 1989 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with the Polish government

    • February 6, 1992 The Saami people of the Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

    • February 6, 1993 Former tennis great Arthur Ashe dies in New York at age 49.

    • February 6, 1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    • February 6, 1994 Actor Joseph Cotten dies in Los Angeles at age 88.

    • February 6, 1994 Jos� Maria Figueres elected President of Costa Rica

    • February 6, 1994 Martti Ahtisaari elected President of Finland

    • February 6, 1995 Beachboy Brian Wilson wed Melinda Ledbetter

    • February 6, 1995 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

    • February 6, 1996 "A Birgen Air Boeing 757 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Dominican killing 189."

    • February 6, 1996 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence

    • February 6, 1997 "Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm"

    • February 6, 1998 """Africa: The Serengeti"" becomes the first DVD to include separate language tracks"

    • February 6, 1998 "In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna."

    • February 6, 1998 Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

    • February 6, 2004 "In Russia, a suicide-attack in a Moscow metro kills 40 commuters, and injures a hundred and twenty-nine. The blast is blamed on Chechen separatist groups."

    • February 6, 2007 One of the two Denial-of-service attacks in history is mounted against the DNS Backbone servers.







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