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Almanac

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2020. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 6, 2003, edging closer to war, President George W. Bush declared “the game is over” for Saddam Hussein and urged skeptical allies to join in disarming Iraq.

On this date:

In 1756, America’s third vice president, Aaron Burr, was born in Newark, N.J.

In 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, the United States won official recognition and military support from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1862, during the Civil War, Fort Henry in Tennessee fell to Union forces.

In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois.

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