On This Day in History, February 06

This is the time to get creative with your ice cream treat as we celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Make sure you get some time to learn about interesting events that happened on February 6th in history.

Here, take a look!

  • 1922 – Cardinal Achille Ratti was elected Pope Pius XI.
  • 1922 – In Dubuque, Iowa, the first doughnut-making machine was launched.
  • 1928 – Anastasia Tchaikovsky, visited the United States.
  • 1947 – Magnum Photos was founded in Paris by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David Seymour.
  • 1951 – Radio commentator Paul Harvey was arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory.
  • 1952 -Queen Elizabeth II succeeded King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
  • 1956 – St. Patrick Center opened in Kankakee.
  • 1958 – British European Airways flight, carrying Manchester United Club players, crashed just after takeoff from Munich Airport.
  • 1964 – France & Great Britain signed an accord over building channel tunnel.
  • 1973 –  Construction began on the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.
  • 1974 – US House of Reps began to determine grounds for impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
  • 1974 – President Nixon urged Congress to approve a comprehensive national health insurance plan.
  • 1995 – MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry got 60 days suspension from baseball for testing positive for cocaine.
  • 1996 – Rapper Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction.
  • 1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • 2000 – In Finland, Foreign Minister Tarja Halonen became the first woman to be elected president.
  • 2003 – ABC’s 20/20 aired the Granada Television documentary Living with Michael Jackson.
  • 2006 – Stephen Harper was sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister.
  • 2012 – Mitsubishi, the Japanese carmaker, announced the stop of production at its plant in the Netherlands.
  • 2018 – Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket.

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