What Happened on February 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Hualien County, Taiwan, leaving 10 dead and over 50 missing
  • Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro
  • Elon Musk's company SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket
  • Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares state of emergency ordering arrest of two judges
  • Polish president Andrzej Duda signs controversial Holocaust law, outlaws accusing Poles of complicity under Nazis
  • UN calls for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area by Syrian government troops after 40 people reportedly killed