On this day.... February 6

National Frozen Yogurt Day

FEBRUARY 6TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LAME DUCK DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • AARON BURR (1756-1836)
  • BABE RUTH (1895-1948)
  • RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004)
 


  • EVA BRAUN (1912-1945)
  • ZSA ZSA GABOR (1917-2016)
 
  • RIP TORN (1931, 87)
  • TOM BROKAW (1940, 78)
  • FABIAN (1943, 75)
 
  • BOB MARLEY (1945-1981)
 


  • NATALIE COLE (1950-2015)
 
  • KATHY NAJIMY (1957, 61)
 


  • AXL ROSE (1962, 56)
 


  • RICK ASTLEY (1966, 52)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1778, FRANCE AND THE US SIGN THE TRATY OF ALLIANCE IN PARIS, AMERICA’S FIRST TREATY, WHERE FRANCE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZES US SOVEREIGNTY
  • IN 1788, MASSACHUSETTS IS THE 6TH STATE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION
 
  • IN 1819, STAMFORD RAFFLES SETTLES A BRITISH TRADING PORT IN THE EAST CALLED SINGAPORE
  • IN 1820, 86 US AFRICANS RETURN TO AFRICA AND SETTLE THE NATION OF LIBERIA
  • IN 1943, THE VIRGINIA MINSTRELS OPEN THE FIRST MINSTREL SHOW IN THE US IN NYC
  • IN 1861, THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1862, UNION GENERAL ULYSSES GRANT CAPTURES FORT HENRY IN TENNESSEE
  • IN 1882, THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLDS ITS FIRST MEETING IN NEW HAVEN, CT
  • IN 1899, THE SENATE RATIFIES THE TREATY WHICH ENDS THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
  • IN 1921, CHARLIE CHAPLIN RELEASES “THE KID”
 
  • IN 1935, MONOPOLY GOES ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1936, THE WINTER GAMES IN GARMISCH, GERMANY OPEN
  • IN 1943, FRANK SINATRA IS HEARD ON THE RADIO FOR THE FIRST TIME SINGING “YOUR HIT PARADE”
  • IN 1952, QUEEN ELIZABETH II ASCENDS TO THE THRONE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
 


  • IN 1958, TED WILLIAMS SIGNS A CONTRACT FOR $135,000 WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX
  • IN 1959, EDWARD R. MURROW INTERVIEWS FIDEL CASTRO
  • IN 1965, THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS HIT #1 WITH “YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN FEELING”
 
  • IN 1971, ALAN SHEPHARD HITS A GOLF BALL ON THE MOON
  • IN 1974, THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BEGINS PUTTING TOGETHER A CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON
  • IN 1978, AFTER HUBERY HUMPHRY’S DEATH, HIS WIFE MURIEL TAKES HIS SENATE SEAT
  • IN 1981, THE THREE SURVIVING BEATLES RECORD A TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON
  • IN 1982, THE J. GEILS BAND GOES TO #1 WITH “CENTERFOLD”
 
  • IN 1983, ABC BEGINS AIR THE MINI SERIES “THE WINDS OF WAR” WHICH STILL STANDS AT THE THIRD HIGHEST RATED MINI SERIES OF ALL TIME
  • IN 1987, THE GOVERNMENT BANS SMOKING IN ALL FEDERAL BUILDINGS
  • IN 1990, OVER 200 WOMEN SUE CHUCK BERRY AFTER IT IS REVEALED HE HAD BEEN SECRETLY FILMING WOMEN IN THE RESTROOMS OF HIS RESTAURANTS
  • IN 1992, DAVID LETTERMAN HOSTS A “LATE NIGHT 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
 


  • IN 1993, ARTHUR ASHE DIES OF AIDS AT 49
  • IN 1993, MITCH MCCONNELL MARRIES ELAINE CHAO
  • IN 1995, TUPAC SHAKUR IS CONVICTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SENTENCED TO 4 ½ YEARS IN PRISON
  • IN 1996, HOLLYWOOD MADAM HEIDI FLEISS BEGINS SERVING SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL
 


  • IN 1997, DIANE BLOOD WINS A COURT CASE ALLOWING HER TO USE THE SPERM THAT HER DEAD HUSBAND, TAKEN AFTER HE HAD BEEN PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT
  • IN 1998, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU IS SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING PROBATION WHEN SHE SEES THE 14 YEAR OLD FATHER OF HER BABY
  • IN 1998, BEACH BOYS FRONT MAN CARL WILSON DIES AT 51 OF LUNG CANCER
  • IN 1998, WASHINGTON DC RENAMES ITS AIRPORT AFTER RONALD REAGAN
  • IN 2003, 50 CENT RELEASES “GET RICH OR DIE TRYING”
 


  • IN 2005, EMINEM GOES TO #1 WITH “LIKE TOY SOLDIERS”
  • IN 2005, THE PATRIOTS DEFEAT THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES IN SUPER BOWL 39
  • IN 2014, JAY LENO RETIRES (AGAIN) FROM THE TONIGHT SHOW
 

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