This day in history - February 6

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 6, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 6 were connected with events relating to the First Passenger Carrier Railroad Charter in the United States, Act Allowing British Women to Vote, Washington Naval Treaty, Birth of Bob Marley, Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne, Munich Air Disaster, First Patent for an Integrated Circuit, Northeastern United States Blizzard, Death of Arthur Ashe and Renaming of Washington National Airport. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including John Stevens, David Lloyd George, Emmeline Pankhurst, Charles Evans Hughes, Bob Marley, Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI, James Thain, Matt Busby, Jack Kilby, Ella T. Grasso, Michael Dukasis, Arthur Ashe and Ronald Reagan.

First Passenger Carrier Railroad Charter in the United States - February 6, 1815: On this day in history, February 6, 1815, momentous events took place today in New Jersey, USA, with regard to the First Passenger Carrier Railroad Charter in the United States. On February 6, 1815, the first railroad charter was issued to the New Jersey Railroad Company, whose owners included steam locomotive inventor John Stevens. The charter allowed for construction between Trenton and New Brunswick. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1815 were John Stevens. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: First Passenger Carrier Railroad Charter in the United States *** Date: February 6, 1815 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Act Allowing British Women to Vote - February 6, 1918: On this day in history, February 6, 1918, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Act Allowing British Women to Vote. Following constant lobbying and protesting from groups such Emmeline Pankhurst's 'Women's Social and Political Union', The British Government, under Prime Minister David Lloyd George, passed the Representation of the People Act 1918. This act reformed the electoral system allowing women over 30 the right to vote. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1918 were David Lloyd George, Emmeline Pankhurst. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Act Allowing British Women to Vote *** Date: February 6, 1918 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Washington Naval Treaty - February 6, 1922: On this day in history, February 6, 1922, important events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, surrounding the Washington Naval Treaty. On February 6, 1922, the Washington Naval Treaty was concluded with ratifications taking place the following year. The teaty between the United States, Britain, France, Japan and Italy, limited the construction of large naval ships such as battleships and aircraft carriers. The United States' proposals were put forward by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1922 were Charles Evans Hughes. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Washington Naval Treaty *** Date: February 6, 1922 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Bob Marley - February 6, 1945: On this day in history, February 6, 1945, critical events took place today in Jamaica, regarding the Birth of Bob Marley. Bob Marley was Born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Marley was a singer, guitarist and songwriter who rose to fame with the Wailers. His music, mainly ska and reggae, earned him worldwide recognition and sales of more than 75 million records. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1945 were Bob Marley. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Birth of Bob Marley *** Date: February 6, 1945 *** Place: Jamaica *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne - February 6, 1952: On this day in history, February 6, 1952, important events took place today in Kenya, Africa, surrounding the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne. King George VI died on February 6, 1952, while his daughter Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya. The proclamation of her accession was made that same day and the new Queen Elizabeth II abandoned her tour to return to the United Kingdom. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1952 were Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne *** Date: February 6, 1952 *** Place: Kenya, Africa *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Munich Air Disaster - February 6, 1958: On this day in history, February 6, 1958, important events took place today in Munich, Germany, surrounding the Munich Air Disaster. British European Airways flight 609, piloted by James Thain and carrying the Manchester United football team, crashed while attempting to take off, for the third time, from Munich-Riem Airport in snowy conditions. Slush prevented the aircraft from going fast enough to take off, so it ran off the end of the runway and crashed through a fence where a wing was ripped off. 23 people were killed including eight of the players. Manager Matt Busby was among the survivors. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1958 were James Thain, Matt Busby. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Munich Air Disaster *** Date: February 6, 1958 *** Place: Munich, Germany *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Patent for an Integrated Circuit - February 6, 1959: On this day in history, February 6, 1959, momentous events took place today in Virginia, USA, with regard to the First Patent for an Integrated Circuit. Jack Kilby, an employee of Texas Instruments, applied for a patent on February 6, 1959. The patent was for the integrated circuit that he had successfully demonstrated in September 1958. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1959 were Jack Kilby. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: First Patent for an Integrated Circuit *** Date: February 6, 1959 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Northeastern United States Blizzard - February 6, 1978: On this day in history, February 6, 1978, critical events took place today in United States of America, regarding the Northeastern United States Blizzard. A devastating blizzard hit the northeastern United States On February 6, 1978. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut were particularly badly affected with Boston and Providence having over 27 inches of snow. As a result of this blizzard, 100 people died and 4,500 were injured. Governors Ella T. Grasso of Connecticut and Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts closed all their roads (except for emergencies) for three days. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1978 were Ella T. Grasso, Michael Dukasis. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Northeastern United States Blizzard *** Date: February 6, 1978 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Arthur Ashe - February 6, 1993: On this day in history, February 6, 1993, significant events took place today in New York City, USA, respecting the Death of Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe was an American tennis player. Born in Richmond Virginia, he was the only black man to win the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. He reached No. 2 in the ATP computer rankings in 1976 and retired in 1980. Ashe died on February 6, 1993, from AIDS related pneumonia after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion during a heart bypass. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1993 were Arthur Ashe. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Death of Arthur Ashe *** Date: February 6, 1993 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Renaming of Washington National Airport - February 6, 1998: On this day in history, February 6, 1998, important events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, in respect of the Renaming of Washington National Airport. President Bill Clinton signed legislation to change the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, on February 6, 1998. The renaming was to honor former President Ronald Reagan on his 87th birthday. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 6, 1998 were Ronald Reagan. Facts on this day in History February 6: Events on this day in history: Renaming of Washington National Airport *** Date: February 6, 1998 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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