Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill

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