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Today is Thursday, February 6th, the 37th day of the year. There are 329

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month,

Lame Duck Day


Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend

Walter Fauntroy, 87, congressman/civil rights leader

Robert Townsend, 63, comedian/actor

Shawn Respert, 48, basketball player

Kris Humphries, 35, basketball player

Darren Bent, 35, soccer player

Jermaine Kearse, 29, football player

Bob Marley

Bob Marley


Bob Marley, 75, reggae musician/singer/songwriter (d. 1981)

Natalie Cole, 70, singer (d. 2016)


Arthur Ashe, 1993, tennis legend (b. 1944)


1820 – 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa

(NY to Sierra Leone).

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1820 – U.S. population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans

1,771,656 (18.4%)).

1956 – University of Alabama suspends African-American student

Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety.

1961 – “Jail, No Bail” Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill S.C.

1967 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing


Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

1993 – Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing


1995 – Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days.

1995 – Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and

sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison.


Being an Aquarius born on February 6th, you are defined by your honest, open and imaginative nature. While many people claim to adopt the mantra, “what you see is what you get,” you genuinely live up to it. In all of your dealings, social and professional, you believe in interacting with honesty and straightforwardness. This quality is appreciated by those around you, but you may be most admired for your imagination and creativity. Your mind actively explores possibilities with enthusiasm, which allows you to be creative in all aspects of your life, an effective problem solver and an engaging communicator.

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