On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2006

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Economist Ben Bernanke becomes chairman of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Alan Greenspan

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Alan Greenspan
  • High school senior Epiphanny Prince scores US girls national prep basketball record 113 points in Murry Bergtraum HS's 137-32 win over Brandeis HS; surpasses Cheryl Miller's 105

Famous Deaths

  • Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat, dies at 74
  • Dick Bass, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1962, 63, 66; LA Rams), dies at 68
2006 Highlights

About February 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius