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What Happened on February 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, a super heavy launch vehicle, makes its maiden flight.
2016 An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes southern Taiwan, killing 117 people.
2000 Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
1998 Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
1996 Willamette Valley Flood: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
1996 Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 people on board. This is the deadliest aviation accident involving a Boeing 757.
1989 The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
1988 Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.
1987 Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.
1981 The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
1978 The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.
1976 In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
1959 At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
1958 Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.
1952 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. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
1951 The Canadian Army enters combat in the Korean War.
1951 The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
1934 Far-right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
1922 The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
1919 The American Legion is founded.
1918 British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.
1900 The Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international arbitration court at The Hague, is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
1899 Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
1862 American Civil War: Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.
1851 The largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history take place in the state of Victoria.
1843 The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
1840 Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
1833 Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
1820 The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
1815 New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
1806 Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1778 American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
1685 James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1579 The Archdiocese of Manila was made a diocese by a papal bull with Domingo de Salazar being its first bishop.
60 The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday.
Famous People Born on February 6

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Year Name
1961 Cam Cameron, American football player and coach
1993 Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011
1922 Patrick Macnee, English-American actor and costume designer (d. 2015)
1929 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)
1929 Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
1966 Rick Astley, English singer-songwriter
1894 Eric Partridge, New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)
1908 Amintore Fanfani, Italian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)
1969 Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1748 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)
Famous People Deaths On February 6

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Date Name
1593 Jacques Amyot, French author and translator (b. 1513)
1833 Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1762)
1617 Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)
2015 Pedro León Zapata, Venezuelan cartoonist (b. 1929)
2008 Tony Rolt, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
797 Donnchad Midi, Irish king (b. 733)
1155 King Sigurd II of Norway (b. 1133)
2000 Phil Walters, American race car driver (b. 1916)
2016 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2017 Alec McCowen, English actor (b. 1925)