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On February sixth, 1952, Britain's
King George the Sixth died; he was succeeded by
his daughter, Elizabeth the Second.
In 1756, America's third vice president, Aaron
Burr, was born in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1778, the
United States won official recognition from
France with the signing of treaties in Paris.
Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify
the US Constitution.
In 1895, baseball
legend Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore.
In 1899, a peace
treaty between the United States and Spain was
ratified by the US Senate.
In 1933, the 20th
Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called
"lame duck" amendment, was declared in
In 1959, the
United States successfully test-fired for the
first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic
missile from Cape Canaveral.
In 1993, tennis
Hall-of-Famer and human rights advocate Arthur
Ashe died in New York at age 49.
In 1998, President
Clinton signed a bill changing the name of
Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport.
Ten years ago:
Soviet Communist Party leaders decided to extend
a two-day party session by an extra day amid
controversy over Soviet leader Mikhail S.
Gorbachev's proposals to revamp the country's
Five years ago:
President Clinton unveiled his $1.61 trillion
budget for 1996, mixing mild tax relief and
spending reductions. Siddig Ibrahim Siddig Ali,
the alleged mastermind of a campaign of violence,
pleaded guilty in New York to plotting urban
terrorism. The space shuttle
"Discovery" flew to within 37 feet of
the Russian space station "Mir" in the
first rendezvous of its kind in two decades.
One year ago: The
public finally got to see and hear Monica
Lewinsky as excerpts of the former White House
intern's videotaped testimony were shown at
President Clinton's impeachment trial. President
Clinton requested legislation to require
background checks on buyers at gun shows.
"The only discipline
that lasts is self-discipline."
Bum Phillips, American football coach.