Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 6, 2022

Born

  • Christopher Marlowe(playwright)
  • Aaron Burr(politician)
  • Thomas Clark Durant(railroad magnate)
  • Babe Ruth(baseball player)
  • Ronald Reagan(40th U.S. president)
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor(actress)
  • Elmore Torn Jr.(actor)
  • Mamie Van Doren(actress)
  • Mike Farrell(actor)
  • Tom Brokaw(newscaster)
  • Bob Marley(Reggae musician, founding member of The Wailers)
  • Natalie Cole(singer)
  • Kim Zmeskal(Olympic gymnast)

Died

  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Arthur Ashe(tennis player died)
  • Joseph Cotten(actor)
  • Merle Kilgore(country musician)
  • Keith Knudsen(member of the Doobie Brothers)
  • James Whitmore(actor)

Events

  • Massachusetts joined the Union as the sixth state
  • Robert E. Lee named Confederate general in chief (US Civil War)
  • Sun-Maid raisins trademark registered
  • Woodrow Wilson became first U.S. president to be buried in D.C.
  • Elizabeth II ascended to British throne
  • Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor proclaimed Queen of Canada
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by The Righteous Brothers topped charts
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
  • Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon
  • Mr. Fred Rogers molded the 100 billionth Crayola crayon. The color was named blue ribbon
  • 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
  • SpaceX launched Elon Musk's Starman mannequin in a Tesla roadster

Weather

  • Temperatures in parts of Ohio and Kentucky did not rise above 0 degrees F all day
  • -10.3 degrees Fahrenheit, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 36.4" snow fell in North Foster, Rhode Island
  • Southern Louisiana had snow for the second time in three days, with one to four inches accumulated

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