This Day in History for February 6 – Monopoly Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1935 – The popular board game Monopoly goes on sale (More info)
1952 – Upon the death of her father, George VI, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II (More info)
1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit (More info)
1987 - No Smoking became the rule for 6,800 federal buildings across the U. S.
1990 - Figures showed the Rolling Stones had grossed more than $100 million, a new record for any rock group, during the band's 1989 U.S. tour.
1993 – Tennis great Arthur Ashe, the only African-American man to win Wimbledon and the US and Australian Opens, dies of AIDS at the age of 49 (More info)
1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport (More info)
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