Today in History for February 6th

Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan born; Hillary Clinton runs for the U.S. Senate; Britain's King George VI dies; baseball legend Babe Ruth and reggae superstar Bob Marley born. (Feb. 6)

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MIKE GRACIA: February 6th, 1911.

RONALD REAGAN: I'm going to do it just one more time. You ain't seen nothing yet.

MIKE GRACIA: President Ronald Reagan, who led the United States into the final years of the Cold War, is born in Tampico, Illinois. The former movie actor is credited with contributing to communism's collapse and shifting American politics to the right.


HILLARY CLINTON: I am honored today to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate from New York!

MIKE GRACIA: --First Lady Hillary Clinton launches what turns out to be a successful bid for the US Senate in New York state. Seven years later, Senator Clinton announces she's running for president.

1952, Britain's King George V, who ruled during World War II, dies at age 56. George's daughter becomes Elizabeth II and remains on the throne to this day.

1895, Babe Ruth, baseball Hall of Famer and one of America's most iconic athletes, is born in Baltimore. And 1945--


BOB MARLEY: (SINGING) Come on and stir it up. Little darlin' stir it up.

MIKE GRACIA: --Bob Marley, the singer songwriter who's considered reggae's biggest star, is born in Jamaica.

Today in history, February 6th. Mike Gracia, the Associated Press.