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On This Day — February 6th

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February 6th is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of the year (329 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events:

AD 60 – The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday.

1918 – British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.

1952 – Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

1988 – Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.

Celebrity Births:

Stranger Things Actor Charlie Heaton turns 24

Actress Alice Eve turns 36

Singer-Songwriter Rick Astley turns 52

Actor Dane DeHaan turns 32

Actress Crystal Reed turns 33

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