Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Today in History....February 6

On this day in …

* 1778, the U.S. won official recognition from France with the signing of treaties in Paris

* 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate

* 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called "lame duck" amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson

* 1952, Britain's King George VI died; he was succeeded as reigning monarch by his daughter, Elizabeth II

* 1959, the United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral

* 2002, a federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," held without bail pending trial. ALSO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reached a bittersweet milestone, somberly marking 50 years as monarch on the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI

* 2006, terrorist conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui disrupted the opening of his sentencing trial in Alexandria, Va., and was tossed out of court. ALSO: Hundreds of protesters, practitioners of that "religion of peace", hurled stones and fire bombs at the Danish Embassy in Tehran to denounce published caricatures of Muhammad.
Isabelle Dinoire, the Frenchwoman who'd received the world's first partial face transplant, showed off her new features at a news conference

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