spotlight Today in history: Feb. 6 Feb 6, 2020 Feb 6, 2020 0 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1756: Aaron Burr In 1756, America's third vice president, Aaron Burr, was born in Newark, N.J. AP 1911: Ronald Reagan In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois. AP 1933: 20th Amendment In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called "lame duck" amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson. AP 1952: King George VI In 1952, Britain's King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his 25-year-old elder daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. AP 1998: Carl Wilson In 1998, Carl Wilson, a founding member of The Beach Boys, died in Los Angeles at age 51. AP 1998: Falco In 1998, Pop music star Falco, who had a 1986 hit with "Rock Me Amadeus," died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic; he was 40. AP 2005: New England Patriots In 2005, The New England Patriots won their third NFL championship in four years, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX (39) by a score of 24-21. AP 2008: Shaquille O'Neal In 2008, The Phoenix Suns acquired Shaquille O'Neal in a stunning blockbuster deal that sent four-time All-Star Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat. AP 2008: The Bush White House In 2008, the Bush White House defended the use of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, saying it was legal — not torture as critics argued — and had saved American lives. AP 2010: Pro Football Hall of Fame Ten years ago: Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith led a class of seven new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. AP 2010: Robert Park Ten years ago: American missionary Robert Park headed home after North Korea released him from six weeks' detention for crossing its border on Christmas Day to protest religious suppression in the totalitarian regime. AP 2010: Sarah Palin Ten years ago: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, delivering the keynote address at the first national convention of the tea party coalition in Nashville, declared, "America is ready for another revolution." AP 2014: Jay Leno In 2014, Jay Leno said goodbye to NBC's "The Tonight Show" for the second time, making way for Jimmy Fallon to take over as host. Invision 2015: Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama warned against American "overreach" as he outlined a new national security blueprint for his last two years in office; Obama said the threat of terrorism against the homeland had "diminished, but still persists" and vowed to degrade extremist groups using counterterrorism operations and global coalitions, not large-scale, American-led ground wars. AP 2015: Kayla Mueller Five years ago: A message purportedly from the Islamic State group said an American hostage, 26-year-old aid worker Kayla Mueller (MYOO'-lur), had been killed in a Jordanian airstrike in Syria. Jordan dismissed the claim as "criminal propaganda." (Her death was later confirmed by U.S. officials.) AP 2019: Gucci One year ago: The Italian fashion designer Gucci apologized for marketing a black wool sweater with an oversize collar bearing what looked like giant red lips; critics said the garment resembled blackface. AP 2019: Justin Fairfax One year ago: A California woman went public with a sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax; the state’s governor, Ralph Northam, was already battling to hang on to his office amid an uproar over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook. 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