Tuesday, February 6, 2007
A suicide bomber kills 41 people on a metro car in Moscow.
U.S. President George W. Bush appoints an Iraq Intelligence Commission to investigate United States intelligence capabilities, specifically regarding the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The commission is headed by Governor, and former Senator, Chuck Robb and Judge Laurence Silberman. //www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/06/wmd.panel/
Thursday, February 6, 2003
In the United Kingdom, seven more arrests have been made under the Terrorism Act 2000 in raids in the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester.
Wednesday, February 6, 2002
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Tarja Halonen is elected the first Finnish female president.
Tuesday, February 6, 1996
Thursday, February 6, 1992
The United States Senate approves a measure calling for the faster phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons under the revised Montreal Protocol the phase-out is scheduled to be completed by 2000.
The Los Angeles, California City Council bans the sale or possession of semiautomatic firearms.
Klaus Barbie is officially charged with war crimes.
Tuesday, February 6, 1973
Tuesday, February 6, 1968
Mazenod College, Victoria opens in Australia.
The Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet Embassy building.
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Saturday, February 6, 1965
Sir Stanley Matthews plays his final First Division game, at the record age of 50 years and 5 days.
Thursday, February 6, 1964
A Jackson, Mississippi jury, trying Byron De La Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers in June 1963, reports that it cannot reach a verdict, resulting in a mistrial.
The Beatles arrive from England at New York City's JFK International Airport, receiving a tumultuous reception from a throng of screaming fans, marking the first occurrence of Beatlemania in the United States.
Thursday, February 6, 1958
Seven Manchester United footballers are among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. 23 people survive, but four of them, including manager Matt Busby and players Johnny Berry and Duncan Edwards, are in a serious condition.
Tuesday, February 6, 1951
A Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, killing 85 people and injuring over 500, in one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
Thursday, February 6, 1947
Tuesday, February 6, 1945
Thursday, February 6, 1941
WWII ndash Fall of Benghazi to the Western Desert Force. Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel is appointed commander of Afrika Korps.
Tuesday, February 6, 1934
Greece, Romania, Turkey and Yugoslavia have formed the Balkan Pact.
Thursday, February 6, 1919
The Seattle General Strike begins. Over 65,000 workers strike.
The Seattle General Strike ends when Federal troops are summoned by the State of Washington's Attorney General.
Tuesday, February 6, 1900
The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
Thursday, February 6, 1862
Thursday, February 6, 1845
Thursday, February 6, 1840
The Treaty of Waitangi, granting British sovereignty in New Zealand, is signed.
Wednesday, February 6, 1822
Chinese junk "Tek Sing" sinks in the South China Sea with the loss of around 1600 people on board.
Saturday, February 6, 1819
New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.
Saturday, February 6, 1808
Thursday, February 6, 1806
The Royal Navy gains a victory off Santo Domingo (see Action of 6 February 1806).
Wednesday, February 6, 1788
Massachusetts ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the sixth U.S. state.
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 French recognition of the new republic.
Saturday, February 6, 1694
Tuesday, February 6, 1685
James Stuart, Duke of York becomes James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland in succession to his brother Charles II (1630–1685), King of Great Britain since 1660. James II and VII reigns to 1688.
Wednesday, February 6, 1658
Friday, January 31, 1001 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, February 1, 914 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, February 5, 337 (Julianian calendar)