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Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King George VI

Today is Tuesday, February 6, the 37th day of 2024. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On 6 February 1952, British King George VI, aged 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; He was replaced by his 25-year-old eldest daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth passed.

On this date:

In 1778, during the American War of Independence, the United States gained official recognition and military support from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1815, the state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad charter to John Stevens, who proposed a rail connection between Trenton and New Brunswick. (However, the line was never built.)

In 1862, during the Civil War, Fort Henry in Tennessee fell to Union forces.

In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was approved by the US Senate.

In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois.

In 1922 Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope; He took the name Pius XI.

In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “lame duck” amendment, was declared effective by Secretary of State Henry Stimson.

Tennis Hall of Famer and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe died in New York in 1993 at the age of 49.

In 1998, Carl Wilson, a founding member of The Beach Boys, died in Los Angeles at the age of 51.

In 2000, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her successful candidacy for the US Senate.

In 2008, the Bush White House defended the use of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, saying it was legal, not torture, and had saved American lives.

In 2013, toy manufacturer Hasbro Inc. announced that Monopoly fans had voted online to have a cat token added to the board game to replace the iron.

In 2018, casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual harassment.

In 2021, George P. Shultz, who became President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state as part of his long career in public service, died at his home in California; He was 100 years old.

Queen Elizabeth II in 2022 Elizabeth celebrated the 70th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne; it was an unprecedented reign that established him as a symbol of stability in the United Kingdom.

In 2023, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in Turkey and Syria, destroying thousands of buildings and trapping residents under piles of rubble; The death toll would eventually reach more than 50,000.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Mamie Van Doren 93. Actor Mike Farrell 85. Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw 84. Singer Fabian 81. Actor Michael Tucker 79. Producer-director-writer Jim Sheridan 75. Actor Jon Walmsley 68. Actor Kathy Najimy 67 Rock musician Simon Phillips (Toto) 67. Actor-director Robert Townsend 67. Actor Barry Miller 66. Actor Megan Gallagher 64. Rock singer Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) 62 years old Country singer Richie McDonald 62, Singer Rick Astley 58, Rock musician Tim Brown (Boo Radleys) is 55, Former ABC news anchor Amy Robach is 51, Actor Josh Stewart is 47, Actor Ben Lawson is 44, Actor Brandon Hammond is 40. Actor Crystal Reed (TV: “Teen Wolf”) is 39 years old. Actor Alice Greczyn is 38 years old. Actor Anna Diop is 36. R&B singer/actor Tinashe is 31 years old.

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