On February 6, 2012, it was announced by California Governor, Jerry Brown, that in California this day will now be known as Ronald Reagan Day. Reagan served as Governor of California from 1967-1975, before going on to be elected the 40th President of the United States.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 6 is a Yakisoba Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of today being National Chopsticks Day. Yakisoba is a type of Japanese noodle recipe that includes
stir fried meat, vegetables and noodles.
This Day in History
1778 - England declares war on France
1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1832 - 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1861 - English Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
1942 – During World War II, the United Kingdom declares war on Thailand
1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
1862 - General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
1865 - Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
1891 - 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
1911 - 1st retirement home opened in Prescott, Arizona
1933 - Highest recorded sea wave in Pacific hurricane (112 feet)
1935 - Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time
1948 - 1st radio controlled airplane is flown
1987 - Sonny Bono announces he is running for mayor of
Palm Springs, California. He would win the election and eventually win a
seat in Congress.
1987 - No smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
2016 - Southern Taiwan has a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit that kills 38 people and injures 530.
This Day in Music
1943 - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's, Your Hit Parade
1964 - Tickets for the first Beatles appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show sell out
1965 - The Temptations' My Girl hits #1
1965 - The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' hits #1
1981- Paul McCartney records vocals for George Harrison's All Those Years Ago, which is a tribute to John Lennon. Ringo Starr also played on the song.
1982 - The J Geils Band Centrefold started a six week run at #1
1982 - The J Geils Band's album Freeze- Frame started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart
1988 - Tiffany's, Could've Been started a two week run at #1 (video below)
2005 - Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the US album chart with Be As You Are
This Day in Sports
1932 - 1st Olympic dog sled race occurs in Lake Placid, NY as a demonstration sport
1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1958 - Ted Williams signs with the Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid at the time
1967 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
1968 - Former US President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
1970 - NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland added
1971 - 1st time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1987 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1990 - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
2005 -Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 vs the Philadelphia Eagles
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A substance that induces lactation
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