On This Day In History, 6 February

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World Events Today

  • The Singapore treaty was signed today in 1819, it made Singapore an official trading post of the British East India Company
  • The Munich air disaster occurred today in 1958, half of the Manchester United football team, The Busby Babes, and others, lost their lives
  • The American astronaut Alan Shephard, became the first man to hit a golf ball on the moon today in 1971

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Kid, considered one of the greatest silent movies ever, premiered today in 1921, it was written by, produced by, directed by, and starred Charlie Chaplin
  • The American toy and game producer Parker Brothers, began selling the property trading board game Monopoly today in 1935
  • Jay Leno presented the American talk show, The Tonight Show, for the last time today in 2014, Billy Crystal, his first ever guest, featured

Family Events Today

  • The American baseball legend Babe Ruth, was born today in 1895 in Baltimore, many consider him the greatest baseball player of all time
  • The American actor Ronald Reagan, who would serve as the 40th President of the United States, was born today in 1911 in Illinois
  • The Reggae pioneer Bob Marley was born today in 1945 in Jamaica

Main Event Today

  • Queen Elizabeth II, ascended the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, today in 1952, she is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch ever

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chopsticks Day

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