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 This day in History - February 6
407 Historic Events for February 6
1865

Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief

Event
1866

Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)

Birth
1867

Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South

Event
1869

Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers

Event
1872

Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]

Birth
1874

Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)

Birth
1876

Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)

Birth
1878

Waclaw Gieburowski, composer

Birth
1879

Carl Ramsauer

Birth
1881

Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68

Death
1881

Karl Weigl, composer

Birth
1886

Louis Pi‚rard, Belgian journalist/writer (Great Germany)

Birth
1888

Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)

Birth
1889

Siegfried Kracauer, writer

Birth
1889

Karel Wellens, Flemish painter

Birth
1890

Anton Hermann Fokker, avation pioneer

Birth
1891

1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)

Event
1893

Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, pres of UN General Assembly (1962-63)

Birth
1895

George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Baltimore, baseball great (Yankees)

Birth
1896

Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82

Death
1897

Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable), dies

Death
1897

Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)

Birth
1899

Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67

Death
1899

Ramon Novarro, [Jos‚ RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)

Birth
1899

Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate

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