On This Day in History for February 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 126 of 126

  • 1982 "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band hits #1 on pop chart
  • 1983 Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II
  • 1984 Muslim militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
  • 1987 No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings
  • 1987 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
  • 1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1989 Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1991 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
  • 1992 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
  • 1994 Jose Maria Figueres elected President of Costa Rica
  • 1994 Martti Ahtisaari elected President of Finland
  • 1996 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
  • 1997 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
  • 1998 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
  • 1998 In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna.
  • 2002 52nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Spirited Away" and "Bloody Sunday" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 2003 53rd Berlin International Film Festival: "In This World" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2003 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)

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2005 Tony Blair, now the longest-serving Labour PM, marks 2,838 days as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 2012 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths

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2012 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
  • 2013 A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
  • 2014 Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show"
  • 2014 The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
  • 2014 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2017 Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha

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