11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 6th February

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1899 - The Spanish-American War ends

2. 1911 - Ronald Reagan is born

3. 1935 - The popular board game Monopoly goes on sale for the first time

4. 1943 - Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut on the popular radio show Your Hit Parade

5. 1945 - Bob Marley is born

6. 1952 - His Majesty King George VI dies peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House, aged 56

7. 1958 - Seven Manchester United footballers are among 21 dead after an air crash in Munich

8. 1983 - War criminal and former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie arrives in France to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed 37 years previously

9. 1971 - lan Shepard becomes the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon

10. 2005 - British Prime Minister Tony Blair marks 2,838 days in his post at Number 10, making him the longest serving Labour PM ever

11. 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee - 60 years on the throne

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com


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