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Calendar for February 6th, 2013

1560s

  • Born 1564: Christopher Marlowe (playwright)

  • 1750s

  • Born 1756: Aaron Burr (politician)

  • 1860s

  • 1865: Robert E. Lee named Confederate general in chief (US Civil War)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1895: Babe Ruth (baseball player)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1911: Ronald Reagan (40th U.S. president)

  • 1917: Sun-Maid raisins trademark registered

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Tom Brokaw (newscaster)

  • Born 1945: Bob Marley (Reggae musician, founding member of The Wailers)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Natalie Cole (singer)

  • 1952: Elizabeth II ascended to British throne

  • 1960s

  • 1965: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers topped charts

  • 1968: President Dwight D. Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon

  • Born 1976: Kim Zmeskal (Olympic gymnast)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Arthur Ashe (tennis player) died

  • Died 1994: Joseph Cotten (actor)

  • 1996: Mr. Fred Rogers molded the 100 billionth Crayola crayon. The color was named blue ribbon

  • 2000s

  • 2005: The New England Patriots won their third Super Bowl victory in four years with a 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX

  • Died 2005: Merle Kilgore (country musician)

  • Died 2005: Keith Knudsen (member of the Doobie Brothers)

  • Died 2009: James Whitmore (actor)


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