On This Day In History (6 February)
This week the Queen of England celebrated her 60th anniversary of her reign in England. We found the following headlines, dated Feb. 6, 1952, Britain's King George VI died; he was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II. Go to article.
On Feb. 6, 1895, George Herman 'Babe' Ruth, baseball's great star, was born. Following his death on Aug. 16, 1948, his obituary appeared in The Times. Go to obituary.
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- 1756 - Aaron Burr, America's third vice president, was born in Newark, N.J.
- 1788 - Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1895 - Baseball Hall of Famer George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore.
- 1899 - A peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate.
- 1911 - Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
- 1933 - The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. It moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January.
- 1945 - Reggae musician Bob Marley was born in St. Ann parish in Jamaica.
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