Today in History, February 6th

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, February 6th!

1626 Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle.
1756 Aaron Burr, America’s third vice president, was born in Newark, N.J.
1778 France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.
1788 Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1862 The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.
1891 The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.

Dalton Gang

Dalton Gang

1895 Baseball Hall of Famer George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born in Baltimore.
1899 The Spanish-American War ends.
1899 A peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate.
1900 President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.
1904 Japan’s foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.
1911 Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
1916 Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State’s right to claim indemnity.
1922 The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with signature of final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.
1922 Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope; he took the name Pius XI.
1926 Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.
1929 Germany accepts Kellogg-Briand pact.
1933 Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich begins press censorship.
1933 The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. It moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January.
1936 Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.


Adolf Hitler at the Winter Olympics


1941 The RAF clears the way as British take Benghazi, trapping thousands of Italians.
1944 Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.
1945 MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.
1963 The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.
1964 Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State’s seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.
1964 Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.
1965 Seven U.S. GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.
1968 Charles de Gaulle opens the 19th Winter Olympics in France.
1975 President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million in aid to Cambodia.
1977 Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee.
1982 Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama.
1993 Tennis Hall of Famer Arthur Ashe, who had conracted HIV through a tainted blood transfusion, died at age 49.
1999 Excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s videotaped testimony were shown at President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
2000 First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her successful candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
2001 Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister in a landslide over Ehud Barak.


Ariel Sharon

2003 ABC’s “20/20″ aired a British documentary on Michael Jackson in which the singer revealed he sometimes let children sleep in his bed.
2003 Rapper 50 Cent’s debut CD, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” was released.
2004 An explosion ripped through a Moscow subway car during rush hour, killing 41 people in a terrorist attack blamed on Chechen separatists.

Today in History facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG, and

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history!

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