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 This day in History - February 6
407 Historic Events for February 6
1900

Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist

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1900

Battle at Vaalkrans, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)

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1900

Rudolf V„rnlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)

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1901

Ben Lyon, Atlanta GA, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse)

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1902

Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC

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1902

Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)

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1903

Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)

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1903

John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)

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1904

Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

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1904

Russian-Japanese war began

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1905

Wladislaw Gomulka, premier of Poland

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1907

Sam Green, industrialist/inventor

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1908

Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)

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1908

Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy

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1908

Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden

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1909

Israel Citkowitz, composer

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1910

Irmgard Keun, West German writer (Das kunstseidene M„dchen)

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1910

George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)

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1911

1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Ariz

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1911

Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey

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1911

Ronald Reagan, IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo)/40th pres (R) (1981-89)

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1911

A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for S Africa 30's)

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1912

Eva Braun, mistress (Adolph Hitler)

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1913

John Lund, Rochester NY, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army)

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1913

Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

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