Historical Events on 6th February

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337 - St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1189 - Riots in Lynn, Norfolk (England) spread to Norwich
1508 - Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor,though 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope
1577 - King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
1626 - Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
1651 - -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
1685 - Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1693 - Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va
1716 - Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
1778 - Britain declares war on France
1778 - France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
1815 - NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
1819 - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
1820 - 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone)
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford RafflesBritish Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles 1820 - US population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans 1,771,656 (18.4%))
1820 - The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1832 - 1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland
1832 - US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefsThe Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs 1840 - The Treaty of Waitangi is signed between 40 Māori Chiefs (later signed by 500) and representatives of the British crown in Waitangi, New Zealand. The treaty was designed to share sovereignty between the two groups.
1843 - The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
1851 - Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf
1854 - Composer Robert Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine
1861 - 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America (US Civil War)
1861 - British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues first storm warnings for ships
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 1862 - General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
1862 - American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
1862 - Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi
1864 - -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
1865 - 2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)
1867 - Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
1869 - Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers
1882 - The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
1891 - 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
1899 - Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
1900 - The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1902 - Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1904 - Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
1911 - 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
1911 - Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
1918 - Britain grants women (30 & over) vote
1919 - 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
1919 - The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
1920 - Saarland administrated by League of Nations
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin 1921 - "The Kid", starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released
1922 - Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
1922 - US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
1926 - NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
1926 - St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
1929 - Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
1932 - 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)
1932 - Fascist coup in the Memel territory
1933 - -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
1933 - Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo
1933 - Pres von Hindenburg & von Papen ends Prussian parliament
1934 - Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
1934 - Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
1935 - "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
1935 - 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936 - Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
1937 - K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
1939 - Spanish government flees to France
1941 - Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)
1941 - Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
1941 - British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya
1943 - 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 1943 - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
1945 - US 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz
1945 - Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
1946 - "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
1947 - Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
1948 - 1st radio-controlled airplane flown
1948 - Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
1948 - KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1951 - "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
1951 - Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1952 - Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne
1953 - Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
1953 - US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted
1956 - Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
1956 - French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
1956 - University of Alabama suspends African-American student Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety
1958 - Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
1958 - 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team
1959 - 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
1959 - Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
1961 - "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
1961 - KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel CastroCuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 1962 - Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
1964 - "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
1964 - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
1964 - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 - "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
1965 - Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
1967 - Cultural Revolution in Albania
1967 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
1968 - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
1968 - Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
1968 - KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Jerry Herman's "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1969 - The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill,
1970 - Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
1970 - NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
1971 - 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1971 - Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
1971 - The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'
1971 - James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
1972 - A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda 1972 - 29th Golden Globes: The French Connection, Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win
1973 - "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
1973 - 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
1973 - 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
1973 - Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
1974 - 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1974 - Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
1974 - US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"
1977 - 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
1977 - Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1977 - Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
1978 - Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office
1978 - Snowstorm hits New England, parts of Rhode Island (54" (137cm))
1979 - Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto
1981 - "Brady Brides" debuts on NBC TV
1981 - Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
1981 - Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
1981 - Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US
1982 - "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
1983 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
1983 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1983 - Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1984 - Muslim militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
1986 - NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
1987 - No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings
1987 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
1990 - Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
1990 - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
1990 - Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
1991 - Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
1992 - "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
NHL Legend Brett HullNHL Legend Brett Hull 1992 - The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
1993 - 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal
1993 - Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 - "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 perfs
1994 - Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
1994 - Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
1994 - Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
1994 - Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland
1994 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3
1995 - Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
1995 - Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
1995 - Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison
Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur 1996 - Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
1997 - Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
1998 - Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
1998 - Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
1998 - In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna.
1998 - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
1999 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-10
2000 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31
2000 - 50th NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 9-4 at Toronto, Ontario
2002 - 52nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Spirited Away" and "Bloody Sunday" win the Golden Bear (tie)
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 2003 - 53rd Berlin International Film Festival: "In This World" wins the Golden Bear
2005 - Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
2005 - Tony Blair, now the longest-serving Labour PM, marks 2,838 days as British Prime Minister
2011 - Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB
2012 - 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths
2012 - Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so
2012 - Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Singer-songwriter Gordon LightfootSinger-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot 2013 - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
2014 - Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show
2014 - The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
2014 - 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear
2015 - 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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