Feb. 6: Elizabeth Become Queen 1952; Reagan Doctrine 1985

Feb 6, 2012 8:17pm

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.

 

Famous Birthdays

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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