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Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI on this date in 1952. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

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Today In History – February 6

February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar

Today in History in 1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution; in1952 Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father, George VI.

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