Today in History- 6th February

International Events:
Year Event
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.