February 6

Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), is born

February 6, 1911

France recognizes the United States as a sovereign nation

February 6, 1778

Related Lessons

  • The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"

    This lesson plan looks at the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence, their origins, the Americans’ key grievances against the King and Parliament, their assertion of sovereignty, and the Declaration’s process of revision. Upon completion of the lesson, students will be familiar with the document’s origins, and the influences that produced Jefferson’s “expression of the American mind.”

John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” published

February 6, 1937