6 February

6 February

February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 328 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 6th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Lame Duck Day
  • National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 6

1996: The crash of a Boeing 757 aircraft leaves no survivors

Birgenair Flight 301 was the worst accident involving this type of aircraft.

1989: The Round Table Talks start in Poland

The negotiations between the Polish government and the trade union Solidarność, or Solidarity in English, marked the beginning of the end of communism in Eastern Europe.

1959: The first microchip is patented

For his invention of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.

1952: Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom

She succeeded her father, George VI, who died that day.

1840: New Zealand becomes a British colony

While the Treaty of Waitangi is generally celebrated as the country’s founding document, many Māori claim they were deceived and unwittingly stripped of their right to govern the country.

1967: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, 1967.

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, 1967.

1945: U.S. soldiers inspect a German ‘V-2’ rocket at the factory. Kleinbodungen, Germany, 1945.

U.S. soldiers inspect a German ‘V-2’ rocket at the factory. Kleinbodungen, Germany, 1945.

1930: A thylacine or ‘Tasmanian tiger’ in captivity, circa 1930.

1936: The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936.

A thylacine or ‘Tasmanian tiger’ in captivity, circa 1930.
The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936.

1918: A crashed Friedrichshafen FF.49 two-seat reconnaissance seaplane pokes out of the top of one of the taller buildings near its base in Germany (1918).

1916: You can just make out the “lozenge camouflage” pattern on the aircraft’s tail which was used from late 1916 until the end of the war.

A crashed Friedrichshafen FF.49 two-seat reconnaissance seaplane pokes out of the top of one of the taller buildings near its base in Germany (1918).
You can just make out the “lozenge camouflage” pattern on the aircraft’s tail which was used from late 1916 until the end of the war.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 6

1950: Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter, actress

1945: Bob Marley, Jamaican/American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1911: Ronald Reagan, American actor, politician, 40th President of the United States

1895: Babe Ruth, American baseball player

1665: Anne, Queen of Great Britain

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 6

2011: Gary Moore, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

2007: Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter, actor

1999: Don Dunstan, Australian politician, 35th Premier of South Australia

1918: Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter, graphic artist

1804: Joseph Priestley, English chemist, minister, philosopher


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