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Daily Trivia Facts - February 6

Births

1564 - Christopher Marlowe, English playwright (d. 1593)
1577 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman who conspired to kill her father (d. 1599)
1608 - Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
1611 - Chongzhen, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1639 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
1664 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d, 1703)
1665 - Queen Anne of England (d. 1714)
1695 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
1744 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
1748 - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
1756 - Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
1833 - James Ewell Brown Stuart, American Confederate general (d. 1864)
1834 - Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
1838 - Sir Henry Irving, British actor, real-life inspiration for the character of Dracula (d. 1905)
1838 - Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
1853 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
1887 - Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
1875 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
1892 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1987)
1894 - Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
1895 - Babe Ruth, baseball player (d. 1948)
1897 - Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster, head of Murder, Inc. (d. 1944)
1901 - Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
1902 - George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
1903 - Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
1905 - Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
1910 - Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
1910 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
1911 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
1912 - Eva Braun, German mistress of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
1913 - Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
1914 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
1917 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian actress
1918 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author
1922 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer
1922 - Patrick Macnee, British actor
1922 - Denis Norden, British television abd radio personality and scriptwriter
1926 - Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
1929 - Pierre Brice, French actor
1931 - Rip Torn, American actor and director
1931 - Mamie Van Doren, American actress
1932 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
1932 - François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
1933 - Leslie Crowther, British comedian and quiz host (d. 1996)
1939 - Mike Farrell, American actor
1939 - Orlando Parga, Vice President of the Puerto Rico Senate
1940 - Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
1940 - Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian, emcee and compere
1942 - Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
1943 - Fabian, American singer
1943 - Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
1944 - Michael Tucker, American actor
1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (d. 1981)
1946 - Jim Turner, American politician
1949 - Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
1950 - Natalie Cole, American singer
1951 - Marco Antonio, Brazilian footballer
1954 - Argusto Emfazie, American occultist and author
1957 - Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian
1957 - Robert Townsend, American comedian, actor, director, and producer
1958 - Barry Miller, American actor
1960 - Megan Gallagher, American actress
1961 - Bill Lester, African-American NASCAR Driver
1962 - Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
1966 - Rick Astley, British singer
1968 - Akira Yamaoka, Japanese video game music composer (Silent Hill series)
1972 - David Binn, American football player
1975 - Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
1975 - Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer/songwriter, better known as Tommy February6
1976 - Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
1980 - Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
1981 - Jens Lekman, Swedish Pop Musician
1983 - Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
1984 - Darren Bent, English footballer
1986 - Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean wicket-keeper
1987 - Dan-Michael Johnsen, Norwegian football player, actor and singer
1991 - Kara Borden, American orphan and crime victim

Deaths

891 - Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople
1378 - Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
1497 - Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer (b. c. 1410)
1515 - Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
1585 - Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
1593 - Jacques Amyot, French writer (b. 1513)
1593 - Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
1617 - Prospero Alpini, Italian scientist (b. 1553)
1685 - King Charles II of England (b. 1630)
1740 - Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
1775 - William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
1783 - Capability Brown, English landscape gardener (b. 1716)
1793 - Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright (b. 1707)
1816 - Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
1833 - Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
1834 - Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1804)
1855 - Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
1899 - Leo von Caprivi, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
1916 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
1918 - Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter (b. 1862)
1938 - Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
1950 - Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
1952 - King George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
1963 - Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
1976 - Vince Guaraldi, American musician (b. 1928)
1985 - James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
1986 - Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
1986 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
1989 - Chris Gueffroy, last person killed escaping over the Berlin wall (b. 1968)
1989 - Barbara Tuchman, American historian (b. 1912)
1991 - Salvador Luria, Italian-born biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
1991 - Danny Thomas, American singer, comedian, and actor (b. 1914)
1993 - Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (b. 1943)
1993 - Joseph Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and writer (b. 1909)
1994 - Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
1994 - Jack Kirby, American comic book writer (b. 1917)
1995 - James Merrill, American poet (b. 1926)
1996 - Guy Madison, American actor (b. 1922)
1998 - Falco, Austrian singer (b. 1957)
1998 - Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)
2001 - Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
2002 - Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1914)
2005 - Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
2005 - Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)

Events

46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio and Juba at Thapsus.
337 - Julius I is elected pope.
1685 - James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1778 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
1788 - Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1806 - Royal Navy victory off Santo Domingo - Action of 6 February 1806.
1815 - New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.
1817 - The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from spanish rule.
1819 - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
1820 - The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1840 - Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, founding document of New Zealand.
1843 - The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
1862 - American Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant gives the United States its first victory of the war, by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee, known as the Battle of Fort Henry.
1899 - Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris (1898), a peace treaty between the United States and Spain is ratified by the United States Senate.
1900 - The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
1922 - Achille Ratti becomes Pope Pius XI.
1922 - The Washington Naval Treaty was signed in Washington, DC, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
1933 - The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect.
1934 - February 6, 1934 political crisis in France. The far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon, an attempted coup against the Third Republic.
1936 - 1936 Winter Olympic Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1951 - The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
1952 - Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
1958 - Bobby Charlton survived the Munich air disaster in Germany, which killed eight of his teammates with Manchester United F.C..
1959 - Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.
1959 - At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
1968 - 1968 Winter Olympic Games open in Grenoble, France.
1978 - The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.
1985 - Steve Wozniak leaves Apple Computer.
1996 - A Turkish Airlines Boeing 757 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Dominican Republic killing 189.
1998 - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
2001 - Don Felder is fired from the Eagles
2004 - In Russia, a suicide-attack in a Moscow metro kills 40 commuters, and injures a hundred and twenty-nine. The blast is blamed on Chechen separatist groups.
2005 - Jerrick De Leon, born 13 weeks premature, becomes the world's smallest infant to survive an open-heart procedure called an arterial switch.
2006 - The Conservative Party of Canada becomes a minority government in Canada's Parliament, replacing the Liberals after 13 years in power.

Holidays

Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
Saint Vedastus (+540)
Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
Saint Paul Miki
     
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