THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 06/02


This day in #history 06/02
FEBRUARY 6TH

1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founded freeport harbor Singapore

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1899 – Spanish -American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate

1900 – The Battle of Vaal Krantz , South Africa
(Boers vs British army)

1941 – British troops conquer Bengazi , Libya

1952 – Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George
VI to the British throne

1992 – The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic
countries have an official day celebrating their
existence.

2012 – Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th
anniversary of becoming British monarch,
becoming only the second to do so

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1564 – Christopher Marlowe, English poet/ dramatist (Dr Faustus)

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1893 – Muhammad Zafrulla Khan , pres of UN
General Assembly ( 1962- 63)

1911 – Ronald Reagan , Tampico IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo) and 40th US President (R(1981 -89)

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1945 – Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae musician and singer- songwriter (Whalers- No Woman )

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1957 – Robert Townsend , Chicago, comedian/
actor (Hollywood Shuffle , Ratboy )

FAMOUS DEATHS

743 – Hisham ibn ‘Abd al -Malik , 10th Moslem
caliph, dies at about 52

1685 – Charles II , King of England, Scotland,and Ireland (1660 -85) ,executed at Whitehall at 54

1695 – Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691 -95) , dies

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