Born on this Day in History: February 6, 1911 - Born Ronald Wilson Reagan, he initially chose a career in entertainment. While in Hollywood, he served as President of the Screen Actor's Guild. He was elected Governor of California in 1966. 40th president of the United States (1981–89), noted for his conservative Republicanism, his fervent anticommunism, and his appealing personal style, characterized by a jaunty affability and folksy charm. The only movie actor ever to become president, he had a remarkable skill as an orator that earned him the title "the Great Communicator." His policies have been credited with contributing to the demise of Soviet communism.
On this Day in History: February 6, 1951 - Radio personality Paul Harvey is arrested for trying to break into Argonne Atomic Lab.