1952 Elizabeth Becomes Queen
England’s King George VI died on Feb. 6, 1952, leaving the throne to his oldest daughter. Princess Elizabeth officially became Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation ceremony on June 2, 1953. The year 2012 marks the queen’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary.
1985 President Reagan’s State of the Union
Reagan Doctrine: In his 1985 State of the Union address, President Reagan stated his foreign policy position on “freedom fighters,” strategic defense and resistance to communism.
2004 Moscow Subway Bombings
In Russia, a subway bomb explosion during rush hour killed more than 30 people. Putin and the Russian government blamed Chechen separatists for the blasts.
2006 Government Spying Hearings
The government’s power to eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant was under fire at court hearings. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defended President Bush’s power to spy during war time.
2008 Tornado Outbreak in America
Reports of at least 60 tornadoes ripped through five different states.
1895 Babe Ruth
1911 Ronald Reagan
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor
1931 Rip Torn
1932 Francois Truffault
1940 Tom Brokaw
1944 Michael Tucker
1945 Bob Marley
1950 Natalie Cole
1955 Michael Pollan
1957 Kathy Najimy
1962 Axl Rose
1971 Brian Stepanek
1978 Yael Naim
1981 Jens Lekman
1985 Kris Humphries
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