February 6th

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The February 6 is the 37th day of the Gregorian calendar , so stay 328 days (in leap years 329 days) by year end.

Historical anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

590: Chosrau II on a gold coin
1643: Fiji Islands
  • 1643 : The Dutch navigator Abel Tasman is the first European to discover the Fiji archipelago in the Pacific.
Louis XIV. 1661
1795: Flag of the Graaff-Reinet rebels
1952: Elisabeth II.
2001: Ariel Sharon

economy

1959: Integrated circuit

science and technology

1886: Elemental germanium

Culture

society

religion

1457: Copy of the Marienfeld Altar
1831: Gregory XVI.

Disasters

1996: Birgenair flight 301
  • 1996 : A charter plane of the Turkish Birgenair , a Boeing 757 with the flight number 301 , crashes shortly before midnight local time after taking off from Puerto Plata airport in the Dominican Republic in the Atlantic. 189 people die, including 164 German tourists.
  • 1997 : The dam of Lake Opuha in New Zealand breaks after heavy rainfall and releases 13 million cubic meters of water.
  • 1999 : Over 300 people died when an Indonesian ferry went down off the island of Borneo .

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

Hitler opens the 1936 Winter Games
1968 Winter Games logo

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

António Vieira (* 1608)

18th century

Gerhard von Kügelgen (* 1772)

19th century

1801-1850

Laure Cinti-Damoreau (* 1801)
Romuald Božek (* 1814)
Mary Rudge (* 1842)

1851-1900

Bruno Wille (* 1860)
Edwin Samuel Montagu (* 1879)
Maria Deraismes (* 1894)

20th century

1901-1925

Claudio Arrau (* 1903)
Ronald Reagan (born 1911)
Patrick Macnee (born 1922)

1926-1950

Amelia Christinat (* 1926)
Tom McIntosh (born 1927)
Pierre Brice (* 1929)
Richard M. Weiner (* 1930)
François Truffaut (* 1932)
Ulrich Feldhoff (* 1938)
Bob Marley (born 1945)
Michael Fuchs (* 1949)

1951-1975

Viktor Giacobbo (* 1952)
Simon Phillips (* 1957)
Malu Dreyer (* 1961)

1976-2000

Kasper Hvidt (* 1976)
Alice Eve (* 1982)
Dane DeHaan (* 1986)
Jonny Flynn (* 1989)
Jacqueline Lölling (* 1995)

Died

Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

Aldus Manutius († 1515)

19th century

Joseph Priestley († 1804)
Isabella Beeton († 1865)

20th century

1901-1950

Gustav Klimt († 1918)

1951-2000

King George VI. († 1952)
Henry Morgenthau († 1967)

21st century

Max Perutz († 2002)
John Dankworth († 2010)

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days
    • St. Amand of Maastricht , messenger of faith in Belgium and Bishop of Maastricht (Protestant, Catholic)
    • St. Dorothea , Roman virgin, martyr and patron saint (Catholic, Orthodox)
    • St. Paul Miki and Companions , Martyrs and Missionaries (Catholic)
    • Holy Martyrs of Nagasaki , Martyrs and Missionaries (Anglican, Evangelical Memorial Day is February 5 )
    • St. Photios I , Byzantine author, Bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople (Orthodox)

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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