Thursday, February 6, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY

Thursday, February  06, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain's King George VI died at age 56, and his daughter was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II. The new queen had been traveling in Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, and immediately returned home. 
 
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On this date in:
1756Aaron Burr, America's third vice president, was born in Newark, N.J.
1895Baseball Hall of Famer George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore.
1911Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
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1922Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope and took the name Pius XI.
1933The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January, was declared in effect.
1945Reggae musician Bob Marley was born in St. Ann parish in Jamaica.
1993Tennis Hall of Famer Arthur Ashe, who had conracted HIV through a tainted blood transfusion, died at age 49.
2000First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her successful candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
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2003Rapper 50 Cent's debut CD, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," was released.
2004An explosion ripped through a Moscow subway car during rush hour, killing 41 people in a terrorist attack blamed on Chechen separatists.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Singer Natalie Cole turns 64 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Zsa Zsa GaborActress97
Rip TornActor ("The Larry Sanders Show")83
Mike FarrellActor ("M*A*S*H")75
Tom BrokawBroadcast journalist, author74
FabianSinger71
Kathy NajimyActress57
Robert TownsendActor, director57
Rick AstleySinger48
Rock singer Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) turns 52 years old today.
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