Today in History- 6th February

International Events:

1788                 Massachusetts becoming the sixth state to join the Union.

1819                 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.

1899                 The Spanish-American War ended.

1952                 Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

1958                 Seven Manchester United footballers killed in air crash in Munich.

1998                 Washington National Airport renamed as Ronald Reagan National Airport.

2001                 Ariel Sharon elected as the prime minister of Israel.