On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot

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Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set) dies at 88
  • Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), dies from breast cancer at 55
  • Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African-American woman architect in NY & California, dies at 85
  • Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), dies at 82