On This Day: February 6
February 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore.
Composer R. Schumann (1810–1856)is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine.
“The Kid,” starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released.
The popular board game Monopoly® went on sale for the first time.
Of Mice and Men is published.
On this day, John Steinbeck‘s novella Of Mice and Men, the story of the bond between two migrant workers, is published. He adapted the book into a three-act play, which was produced the same year. The story brought national attention to Steinbeck’s work, which had started to catch on in 1935 with the publication of his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat.
Read the rest: History.com
Singer Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) debuts on radio’s “Your Hit Parade”.
Reggae musician Bob Marley (1945–1981) was born in St. Ann parish in Jamaica.
Source: The Times
1st radio-controlled airplane flown.
Cultural Revolution in Albania.
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard hit a golf ball and Edgar Mitchell threw a “javelin” on the moon. They landed in the same crater and remain on the Moon today.
George Harrison releases “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)”.