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 This day in History - February 6
407 Historic Events for February 6
1936

4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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1936

Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"

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1936

Wies Andersen, [Alo‹s de Bois], Belgian actor/producer (Maigret)

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1936

Otis Williams, rocker (Charms)

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1937

K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer

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1937

Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner

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1938

Ellsworth Milburn, composer

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1938

Marianne V von Werefkin, Russ/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77

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1939

Mike Farrell, St Paul Minn, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered)

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1939

Spanish govt flees to France

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1940

Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )

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1940

Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer

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1941

Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)

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1941

Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed

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1941

British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya

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1941

Gigi Perreau, LA Calif, actress (Journey to Center of Time)

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1941

Stephen Albert, composer

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1941

Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82

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1942

John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)

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1942

Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78

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1943

Fabian Forte, Phila Pa, vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)

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1943

Gayle Hunnicutt, Ft Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)

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1943

HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71

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1943

Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

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1943

1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down

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