February 6 Events in History - February 6 Birthdays - February 6 Deaths



2014 Action-movie star Steven Segal, age 61, considers a run for Arizona governor
2014 Apple purchases SnappyLabs, a small company that makes a popular photography app; the $1 app enables smartphone users to modify how the built-in camera takes photos and how quickly the photos are taken
2013 The U.S. postal service announces that after August 5, 2013, it will no longer deliver first-class mail on Saturdays
2013 A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes significant damage to villages along the coast of the Solomon Islands
2012 Romania's Prime Minister Emil Boc and his entire cabinet resign due to major social and political unrest in the country
2012 Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming monarch of the U.K and seven sovereign states in the Commonwealth of Nations
2011 Dubbed the 'Day of Martyrs' in honor of those killed in their fight for freedom, Egyptians continue protesting for the 13th day in Tahir Square
2011 The Superbowl XLV attracts a record high television audience; the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 - 25
2010 The Taliban blow up a girls' school in Huwaid, Pakistan, no one is killed
2005 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
1998 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to New York Yankees for $3M and 4 minor leaguers
1998 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
1998 President Bill Clinton says he would never resign, 'I would never walk away from the of this country and the trust they've placed in me', during a press conference
1997 O. J. Simpson found liable in murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson
1997 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
1996 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
1995 Beachboy Brian Wilson wed Melinda Ledbetter
1995 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
1995 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
1994 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 37 performances
1994 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
1994 Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
1994 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
1994 Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland
1994 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3
1993 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal
1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1992 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
1991 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-New Jersey Knights
1990 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
1990 Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
1990 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes and 58.44 seconds backwards!
1989 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 No-smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
1987 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1986 New Jersey Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
1984 Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
1983 13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1982 "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
1981 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
1981 Beatles McCartney, Starr and Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
1981 Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
1979 Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto
1978 Muriel Humphrey, Senator-D-Minnesota 1978, wife of late Hubert Humphrey takes his office
1978 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of RI (54" (137cm))
1977 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
1977 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
1977 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
1976 George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1974 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
1974 U.S. House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
1973 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 31 performances
1973 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
1973 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
1973 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
1970 Graeme Pollock completes 274 vs. Australia at Durban
1970 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland
1969 "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 132 performances
1969 Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in New York City
1968 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
1968 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns U.S. bombing of North Vietnam
1968 Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Cultural Revolution in Albania
1967 Heavyweight Cassius Clay beats Ernie Terrell in Houston
1967 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 "Kelly" opens and closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City
1965 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
1964 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 28 performances
1964 France and Great Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
1964 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
1961 "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
1961 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
1959 Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R. Murrow
1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash
1958 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
1956 Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
1956 French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
1956 University of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black)
1953 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 years 239 days, youngest Aussie
1953 U.S. controls on wages and some consumer goods were lifted
1952 England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
1951 "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge, New Jersey, killing 84
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
1948 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, California (CBS) 1st broadcast
1947 Compton and Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
1946 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 142 performances
1945 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz
1945 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
1943 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
1943 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
1941 Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)
1941 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
1941 British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya
1939 Spanish government flees to France
1937 K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-U.S. female lawyer
1936 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936 Pravda criticizes Shostakovich' ballet "Clear Brook"
1935 Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time
1935 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
1934 Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
1933 -90 degrees F (-68 degrees C), Oymyakon, U.S.S.R. (Asian record)
1933 112 foot ocean wave observed near Manila
1933 20th Amendment goes into effect: President term begins in Jan not March
1933 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in Pacific hurricane
1933 President von Hindenburg and von Papen end Prussian parliament
1932 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
1932 Fascist coup in the Memel territory
1929 Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
1926 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
1926 St. Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from New York Yankees
1922 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
1922 U.S., U.K., France, Italy and Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
1921 "The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan, released
1920 Saarland administrated by League of Nations
1919 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
1918 Britain grants women (30 and over) vote
1911 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Arizona
1911 Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey
1904 Russian-Japanese war began
1902 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in New York City
1900 Battle at Vaalkrans, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1899 Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
1891 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
1869 Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers
1867 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South
1865 2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)
1865 Robert E. Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
1864 Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
1862 General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
1862 Naval Engagement at Tennessee River - USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
1862 Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi
1861 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America
1861 English Admiral Robert Ritzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
1854 Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine
1851 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch," premieres in Dusseldorf
1840 Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain and Maoris of New Zealand
1836 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land, also known as Tasmania, Australia
1832 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
1832 U.S. ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
1820 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (New York to Sierra Leone)
1820 U.S. population announced at 9,638,453 (1,771,656 blacks (18.4%))
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
1815 New Jersey issues 1st U.S. railroad charter (John Stevens)
1788 Massachusetts becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
1778 England declares war on France
1778 France recognizes U.S., signs treaty of aid in Paris; 1st U.S. treaty
1716 England and Netherlands renew alliance
1693 Royal charter granted College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va
1651 Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
1626 Huguenot rebels and French sign Peace of La Rochelle
1577 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
1508 Maximilian I crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1189 Riots of Lynn in Norfolk spread to Norwich England
337 St. Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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