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Births for February 06


  • 1461 Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet
  • 1564 Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
  • 1608 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
  • 1612 Antoine Arnauld, (Grand Arnauld), French lawyer/theologist
  • 1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
  • 1665 Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14)
  • 1724 Paul-Louis Cyffl‚, Flemish sculptor (Terre de Lorraine)
  • 1756 Aaron Burr, Newark, NJ (D-R), 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler
  • 1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italy, writer (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1788 K roly Kisfaludy, Hungary, romantic poet (Tartars in Hungary-1819)
  • 1818 William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), died in 1901
  • 1830 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, Brig gen (Union volunteers), died in 1865)
  • 1832 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
  • 1833 James Ewell Brown "JEB" Stuart, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1833 Jos‚ M de Pereda y S nchez the Porr£a, Spanish writer (Sotileza)
  • 1834 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1838 Henry Irving, (John H Brodribb), Engld, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet)
  • 1860 Johan, (Eliza J) de Meester, journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • 1874 Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
  • 1886 Louis Pi‚rard, Belgian journalist/writer (Gross Germany)
  • 1893 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, pres of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
  • 1895 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Baltimore, baseball great (Yankees)
  • 1897 Alberto (de Almeida) Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • 1899 Ramon Novarro, (Jos‚ RG Samaniegos), Mexican/US actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1902 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • 1904 Claudio Arrau, Chile, pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1905 Wladislaw Gomulka, premier Poland
  • 1908 Amintore Fanfani, premier Italy
  • 1908 Gen Edward Lansdale, model for "Quiet American" & "Ugly American"
  • 1910 Irmgard Keun, West German writer (Das kunstseidene M„dchen)
  • 1911 Ronald Reagan, IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo)/40th pres (R) (1981-89)
  • 1912 Eva Braun, mistress of Adolph Hitler
  • 1913 John Lund, Rochester NY, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army)
  • 1915 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • 1917 Arthur Gold, Toronto, Canada, pianist
  • 1919 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • 1920 James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
  • 1922 Patrick MacNee, London England, actor (Jonathan Steed-Avengers)
  • 1924 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • 1924 Paolo Volponi, Italian poet
  • 1929 Keith Waterhouse, writer (Billy Liar, Say Who Are You?)
  • 1929 Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skiier (Olympic-gold-1956/60/64)
  • 1931 Rip Torn, Tx, actor (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1932 Fran‡ois Truffaut, France, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451)
  • 1933 Mamie Van Doren, Rowena SD, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters) (or 0202
  • 1933 Walter E Fauntroy, (Rep-D-DC, 1971- )
  • 1939 Mike Farrell, St Paul Minn, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered)
  • 1940 Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
  • 1941 Gigi Perreau, LA Calif, actress (Journey to Center of Time)
  • 1943 Fabian Forte, Phila Pa, singer (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)
  • 1943 Gayle Hunnicutt, Ft Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)
  • 1944 Michael Tucker, Balt MD, actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law)
  • 1945 Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae singer (& Wailers-Roots Rock Reggae)
  • 1947 Charles Hickcox, US, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968)
  • 1949 Frank Rich, US politician (?)
  • 1949 Manuel Orantes, tennis star
  • 1950 Mike Batt, composer/arranger
  • 1950 Natalie Cole, LA, singer (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy)
  • 1950 Punky Meadows, rocker (Angel)
  • 1956 Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor (Jason-Waltons)
  • 1957 Jerry Marotta, rocker (Orleans-Love Takes Time)
  • 1957 Robert Townsend, actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy)
  • 1958 Barry Miller, LA Calif, actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married)
  • 1960 Megan Gallagher, actress (Slap Maxwell)
  • 1961 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russia, major/cosmonaut
  • 1966 Rick Astley, rock vocalist (Never Gonna Give You Up)
  • 1969 April Lerman, Chicago Ill, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge)
  • 1976 Kim Zmeskal, Houston TX, US gymnist (Olympic-92)


Passings for February 06


  • 743 Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 10th Moslem caliph, dies at about 52
  • 891 Photius, Byzantine theologist/patriarch of Constantinople/saint, dies
  • 1140 Thurstan, archbishop of York, dies
  • 1612 Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1695 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies
  • 1793 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • 1897 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, dies
  • 1914 J Albert Neuhuys, painter (Hague school), dies
  • 1916 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies
  • 1917 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies
  • 1918 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1919 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1923 Edward E Barnard, US astronomer (discovered 5th moon Jupiter), dies
  • 1942 Wobbe de Vries, linguist, dies at 78
  • 1952 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies, succeeded by Elizabeth II
  • 1958 7 soccer players of Manchester United, die in an aircrash at Munich
  • 1964 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies
  • 1970 Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • 1973 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies
  • 1982 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies
  • 1985 Charles Briggs, actor, dies at 53
  • 1985 Dandy Nichols, actress, dies at 78
  • 1989 Barbara Tuchman, US historian (Guns of August, Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • 1991 Danny Thomas, comedian/actor, dies at 76 of a heart attack
  • 1991 Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
  • 1993 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies from Aids at 49


Special events for February 06


  • 337 St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1508 Maximilian I becomes emperor of Roman Empire
  • 1626 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • 1693 Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va
  • 1778 England declares war on France
  • 1778 France recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris; 1st US treaty
  • 1788 Mass becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
  • 1815 NJ issues 1st US railroad charter
  • 1820 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone
  • 1820 86 free black colonists sail from NYC to Sierra Leone, Africa
  • 1820 US population announced at 9,638,453 (1,771,656 blacks (18.4%))
  • 1832 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1832 US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
  • 1840 Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of New Zealand
  • 1854 Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine
  • 1861 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America
  • 1861 English Adm Robert Ritzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
  • 1862 General Grant initiates a campaign in Mississippi Valley
  • 1862 Naval Engagement at Tenn River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
  • 1865 Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
  • 1867 Peabody Fund established to promote Black education in South
  • 1880 J Palisa discovers asteroid #212 Medea
  • 1885 N R Pogson discovers asteroid #245 Vera
  • 1891 1st great train robber by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • 1899 Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 1902 Young Women's Hebrew Association organized in NYC
  • 1911 Great fire in Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey
  • 1916 M Wolf discovers asteroid #817 Annika
  • 1918 Britain grants women (30 & over) vote
  • 1919 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • 1920 Saarland administrated by League of Nations
  • 1922 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
  • 1922 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 1932 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)
  • 1932 Fascist coup in the Memel territory
  • 1932 M Wolf discovers asteroid #1219 Britta
  • 1933 -90ø F (-68ø C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
  • 1933 112' ocean wave observed near Manila
  • 1933 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in Pacific hurricane
  • 1935 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
  • 1935 Board game "Monopoly" goes on sale for 1st time
  • 1936 4th Winter Olympic games opens in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1938 A Bohrmann discovers asteroid #2350 von Lude
  • 1939 Spanish govt flees to France
  • 1941 Auke Adema wins 7th Dutch Elfstedentocht skate
  • 1941 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
  • 1941 British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya
  • 1942 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2479 Sodankyla
  • 1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1951 "Broker Special" train crashs in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
  • 1952 England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1956 Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
  • 1956 U of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black)
  • 1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash
  • 1959 Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
  • 1959 US 1st successful Titan intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 1961 "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
  • 1961 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
  • 1964 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • 1964 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Cultural Revolution in Albania
  • 1967 Heavyweight Cassius Clay beats Ernie Terrell in Houston
  • 1967 P Wild discovers asteroid #1803 Zwicky & #3021
  • 1968 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1968 Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
  • 1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 L Chernykh discovers asteroids #1772 Gagarin & #1890 Konoshenkova
  • 1971 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
  • 1973 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
  • 1973 P Wild discovers asteroid #2033 Basilea
  • 1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 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
  • 1978 Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office
  • 1978 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3301
  • 1978 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of RI (54" (137cm))
  • 1981 N Thomas discovers asteroids #2779 Mary, #2999 Dante & #3352 McAuliff
  • 1981 Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5000 m indoor (13:20.4)
  • 1983 13th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 20-19
  • 1984 E Bowell discovers asteroids #3316 Herzberg & #3506 French
  • 1984 Moslem 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 federal buildings
  • 1989 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish govt
  • 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
  • 1991 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
  • 1993 Wales Conference beats Campbell 16-6, in NHL All Star Game


Songs for date February 06


  • 02/06/42 --- Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Rey, Alvino)
  • 02/06/48 --- Now Is The Hour (Howard, Eddy)
  • 02/06/61 --- Dedicated To The One I Love (Shirelles)
  • 02/06/65 --- Birds And The Bees, The (Akens, Jewel)
  • 02/06/65 --- Boy From New York City, The (Ad Libs)
  • 02/06/65 --- King Of The Road (Miller, Roger)
  • 02/06/71 --- Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • 02/06/71 --- Mama's Pearl (Jacksons)
  • 02/06/88 --- Out Of The Blue (Gibson, Debbie)
  • 02/06/88 --- I Want Her (Sweat, Keith)
  • 02/06/93 --- Bed Of Roses (Bon Jovi)
  • 02/06/93 --- Hip Hop Hooray (Naughty By Nature)
  • 02/06/93 --- Informer (Snow)
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