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RIP ARTHUR ASHE

On February 6, 1993: Tennis champion and activist Arthur Ashe died from AIDS-related pneumonia at New York Hospital. Ashe was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.

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WE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY

On February 6, 2003:  South Jamaica, Queens native 50 Cent released his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Check out the album’s lead single’s video below:


BORN ON THIS DAY: BABE RUTH

On February 6, 1895: Yankee legend Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore.

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