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February 6th, 2046 (February 06 2046)EventJulius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio and Juba at Thapsus.Julius Caesar Quotes
February 6th, 2004 (February 06 2004)EventIn 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 6th, 1998 (February 06 1998)EventWashington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.Ronald Reagan Quotes
February 6th, 1998 (February 06 1998)EventIn Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna.
February 6th, 1996 (February 06 1996)EventA Birgen Air Boeing 757 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Dominican Republic killing 189.
February 6th, 1992 (February 06 1992)EventThe Saami people of the Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
February 6th, 1987 (February 06 1987)EventJustice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
February 6th, 1978 (February 06 1978)EventThe 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 6th, 1971 (February 06 1971)EventApollo program: Apollo 14 MissionAlan Shepard becomes the first person to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
February 6th, 1959 (February 06 1959)EventJack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.
February 6th, 1959 (February 06 1959)EventAt Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
February 6th, 1958 (February 06 1958)EventEight Manchester United players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
February 6th, 1952 (February 06 1952)EventElizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
February 6th, 1951 (February 06 1951)EventThe 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 6th, 1936 (February 06 1936)EventOlympic Games: Winter Olympic GamesIV Olympic Winter Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
February 6th, 1934 (February 06 1934)EventFar right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
February 6th, 1933 (February 06 1933)EventThe 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect.
February 6th, 1922 (February 06 1922)EventAchille Ratti becomes Pope Pius XI.
February 6th, 1922 (February 06 1922)EventThe Washington Naval Treaty was signed in Washington, DC, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
February 6th, 1900 (February 06 1900)EventThe international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree. wow
February 6th, 1899 (February 06 1899)EventSpanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris (1898), a peace treaty between the United States and Spain is ratified by the United States Senate.
February 6th, 1862 (February 06 1862)EventAmerican 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.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
February 6th, 1843 (February 06 1843)EventThe first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
February 6th, 1840 (February 06 1840)EventSigning of the Treaty of Waitangi, founding document of New Zealand.
February 6th, 1820 (February 06 1820)EventThe first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
February 6th, 1819 (February 06 1819)EventSir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
February 6th, 1817 (February 06 1817)EventThe Argentinian San Martin crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
February 6th, 1815 (February 06 1815)EventNew Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.John Hart Quotes
February 6th, 1788 (February 06 1788)EventMassachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
February 6th, 1778 (February 06 1778)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
February 6th, 1685 (February 06 1685)EventJames II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.

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