6 February It Happened Today


1664  Birth of the English poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe.

1783  Death of the English landscape gardener Lancelot “Capability” Brown.

1804  The first locomotive runs on a line near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. The locomotive is designed by Richard Trevithick.

1895  Birth of American baseball player George Herman, better known as Babe Ruth.

1952  Death of King George VI of Great Britain.



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