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6th of February 1649 EVENT The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
6th of February 1685 EVENT James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
6th of February 1778 EVENT 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 recognition of the new republic.
6th of February 1788 EVENT Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
6th of February 1806 EVENT Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
6th of February 1815 EVENT New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
6th of February 1817 EVENT The Argentinian San Martin crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
6th of February 1819 EVENT Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
6th of February 1820 EVENT The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
6th of February 1840 EVENT Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
6th of February 1843 EVENT The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
6th of February 1862 EVENT American Civil War: US Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee, known as the Battle of Fort Henry.
6th of February 1899 EVENT Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
6th of February 1900 EVENT The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
6th of February 1922 EVENT The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
6th of February 1933 EVENT The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
6th of February 1934 EVENT Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
6th of February 1942 EVENT World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
6th of February 1951 EVENT The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
6th of February 1952 EVENT Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
6th of February 1958 EVENT Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
6th of February 1959 EVENT Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
6th of February 1959 EVENT At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
6th of February 1978 EVENT The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.
6th of February 1981 EVENT The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
6th of February 1987 EVENT Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
6th of February 1989 EVENT The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
6th of February 1996 EVENT Flooding in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
6th of February 1998 EVENT Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
6th of February 2000 EVENT Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
6th of February 1347 BIRTHDAY Dorothea of Montau, Catholic saint (d. 1394)
6th of February 1452 BIRTHDAY Joan, Princess of Portugal, Portuguese princess and saint (d. 1490)
6th of February 1461 BIRTHDAY Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
6th of February 1465 BIRTHDAY Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician (d. 1526)
6th of February 1577 BIRTHDAY Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
6th of February 1582 BIRTHDAY Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
6th of February 1605 BIRTHDAY Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
6th of February 1608 BIRTHDAY Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
6th of February 1611 BIRTHDAY Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
6th of February 1612 BIRTHDAY Antoine Arnauld, French theologian, philosopher and mathematician (d. 1694)
6th of February 1639 BIRTHDAY Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
6th of February 1643 BIRTHDAY Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1712)
6th of February 1664 BIRTHDAY Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1703)
6th of February 1665 BIRTHDAY Anne of Great Britain, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1714)
6th of February 1695 BIRTHDAY Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
6th of February 1721 BIRTHDAY Christian Friedrich Heinecken, German child prodigy (d. 1725)
6th of February 1726 BIRTHDAY Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and naturalist (d. 1805)
6th of February 1732 BIRTHDAY Charles Lee, British-born American Revolutionary War figure (d. 1782)
6th of February 1736 BIRTHDAY Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
6th of February 1744 BIRTHDAY Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
6th of February 1748 BIRTHDAY Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher (d. 1811)
6th of February 1753 BIRTHDAY Evariste de Parny, French poet (d. 1814)
6th of February 1756 BIRTHDAY Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
6th of February 1757 BIRTHDAY Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
6th of February 1769 BIRTHDAY Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
6th of February 1772 BIRTHDAY Karl von Kugelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
6th of February 1772 BIRTHDAY Sir George Murray, Scottish soldier and politician (d. 1830)
6th of February 1778 BIRTHDAY Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer and poet (d. 1827)
6th of February 1781 BIRTHDAY John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, British noble and officer (d. 1844)
6th of February 1796 BIRTHDAY John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)
6th of February 1797 BIRTHDAY Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian statesman and general (d. 1853)
6th of February 1799 BIRTHDAY Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)
6th of February 1800 BIRTHDAY Achille Deveria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
6th of February 1802 BIRTHDAY Charles Wheatstone, English scientist and inventor (d. 1875)
6th of February 1811 BIRTHDAY Henry George Liddell, father of Alice Liddell (d. 1898)
6th of February 1818 BIRTHDAY William M. Evarts, American lawyer and statesman (d. 1901)
6th of February 1818 BIRTHDAY Henry Charles Litolff, British musician and composer (d. 1891)
6th of February 1818 BIRTHDAY Jenaro Quesada y Matheus, Spanish nobleman and politician (d. 1889)
6th of February 1829 BIRTHDAY Joseph Auguste Emile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
6th of February 1830 BIRTHDAY Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
6th of February 1832 BIRTHDAY John Brown Gordon, American politician (d. 1904)
6th of February 1833 BIRTHDAY James Ewell Brown Stuart, American Civil War figure (d. 1864)
6th of February 1833 BIRTHDAY Jose Maria de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
6th of February 1834 BIRTHDAY Edwin Klebs, German-born Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
6th of February 1834 BIRTHDAY Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
6th of February 1834 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and military writer (d. 1911)
6th of February 1838 BIRTHDAY Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
6th of February 1838 BIRTHDAY Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
6th of February 1839 BIRTHDAY Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and neuropsychiatrist (d. 1907)
6th of February 1842 BIRTHDAY Mary Rudge, English chess master (d. 1919)
6th of February 1843 BIRTHDAY Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and essayist (d. 1901)
6th of February 1843 BIRTHDAY Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
6th of February 1847 BIRTHDAY Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect (d. 1918)
6th of February 1852 BIRTHDAY C. Lloyd Morgan, British zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
6th of February 1852 BIRTHDAY Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer (d. 1918)
6th of February 1853 BIRTHDAY Ignacij Klemencic, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
6th of February 1854 BIRTHDAY Tommaso Alberto Vittorio of Savoy-Genoa, Italian prince (d. 1931)
6th of February 1859 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Cohn, German chess master (d. 1913)
6th of February 1861 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist (d. 1953)
6th of February 1864 BIRTHDAY John Henry Mackay, Scottish individualist anarchist, thinker and writer (d. 1933)
6th of February 1866 BIRTHDAY Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
6th of February 1872 BIRTHDAY Robert Maillart, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1940)
6th of February 1875 BIRTHDAY Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
6th of February 1876 BIRTHDAY Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (d. 1954)
6th of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer (d. 1953)
6th of February 1879 BIRTHDAY Othon Friesz, French artist (d. 1949)
6th of February 1879 BIRTHDAY Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
6th of February 1879 BIRTHDAY Magnus Gu?mundsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1937)
6th of February 1879 BIRTHDAY Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (d. 1955)
6th of February 1880 BIRTHDAY Nishinoumi Kajiro II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)
6th of February 1883 BIRTHDAY Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
6th of February 1884 BIRTHDAY Marcel Cohen, French linguist (d. 1974)
6th of February 1887 BIRTHDAY Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
6th of February 1892 BIRTHDAY William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
6th of February 1892 BIRTHDAY Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
6th of February 1893 BIRTHDAY Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, Pakistani diplomat (d. 1985)
6th of February 1894 BIRTHDAY Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
6th of February 1894 BIRTHDAY Kirpal Singh, Indian religious figure (d. 1974)
6th of February 1895 BIRTHDAY Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)
6th of February 1897 BIRTHDAY Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
6th of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Alla Tarasova, Soviet actress (d. 1973)
6th of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Ramon Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
6th of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
6th of February 1902 BIRTHDAY George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
6th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
6th of February 1905 BIRTHDAY W?adys?aw Gomu?ka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
6th of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer (d. 1980)
6th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (d. 1999)
6th of February 1908 BIRTHDAY Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (d. 1981)
6th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
6th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
6th of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
6th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
6th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (d. 2003)
6th of February 1913 BIRTHDAY Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
6th of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
6th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
6th of February 1917 BIRTHDAY Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-born actress
6th of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
6th of February 1919 BIRTHDAY Takashi Yanase, Japanese manga artist
6th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (d. 2007)
6th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Patrick Macnee, British actor
6th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Denis Norden, British television personality
6th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
6th of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Gyula Lorant, Hungarian football player and manager (d. 1981)
6th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Billy Wright, English footballer (d. 1994)
6th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Jin Yong, Chinese-language novelist
6th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
6th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
6th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (d. 1992)
6th of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Allan Meltzer, American economist
6th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Pierre Brice, French actor
6th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, inventor of the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
6th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Valentin Yanin, Russian historian
6th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
6th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Jun Kondo, Japanese theoretical physicist
6th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Rip Torn, American actor
6th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Vidal, Filipino Roman Catholic Cardinal
6th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Mamie Van Doren, American actress
6th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
6th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Francois Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
6th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Heinz-Klaus Metzger, German music critic and theorist (d. 2009)
6th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Leslie Crowther, British comedian (d. 1996)
6th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
6th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
6th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
6th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Mike Farrell, American actor
6th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Orlando Parga, Puerto Rican politician
6th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
6th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
6th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Petr Hajek, Czech mathematician
6th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Spencer Silver, American chemist
6th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Gigi Perreau, American actress
6th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
6th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Valentina Titova, Russian actress
6th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
6th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Fabian Forte, American singer
6th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
6th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Christine Boutin, French politician
6th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Willie Tee, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
6th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Michael Tucker, American actor
6th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
6th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Jim Turner, American politician
6th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
6th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (d. 2010)
6th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Bill Staines, American singer and songwriter
6th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Mike Batt, British composer
6th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
6th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Natalie Cole, American singer
6th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Marco Antonio, Brazilian footballer
6th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Margo O'Donnell, Irish singer
6th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
6th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Kevin Whately, English actor
6th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
6th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss writer, comedian, moderator and actor
6th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Michael Pollan, American journalist
6th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Bruno Stolorz, French rugby coach
6th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
6th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Simon Phillips, Drummer (Toto)
6th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Robert Townsend, American actor
6th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Cecily Adams, American actress (d. 2004)
6th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Barry Miller, American actor
6th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Ken Nelson, English record producer
6th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Megan Gallagher, American actress
6th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Yuri Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut
6th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek politician
6th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
6th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Quentin Letts, British journalist
6th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
6th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Gordon Downie, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
6th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian film director and actor
6th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Jan Sverak, Czech film director
6th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Rick Astley, British singer
6th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
6th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Anita Cochran, American singer
6th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
6th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
6th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
6th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Tim Sherwood, English footballer
6th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY David Hayter, American voice actor
6th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
6th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Dana Eskelson, American actress
6th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Brad Hogg, Australian cricket player
6th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
6th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Brian Stepanek, American actor
6th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY David Binn, American football player
6th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer
6th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Brett Hawke, Australian swimmer
6th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Orkut Buyukkokten, Turkish software engineer
6th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
6th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Svend-Allan S?rensen, Danish artist
6th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
6th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
6th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Kasper Hvidt, Danish handball goalkeeper
6th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Princess Marie of Denmark
6th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Jason Euell, English-born footballer
6th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Josh Stewart, American actor
6th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Dan Balan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
6th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Reentko, German musician and composer
6th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
6th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
6th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Calum Best, American model
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Ricky Barnes, American professional golfer
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Ty Warren, American football player
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Shim Eun Jin, South Korean singer (Baby V.O.X.)
6th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Alison Haislip, American actress and TV personality
6th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Alice Eve, English actress
6th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Tank Lu, Taiwanese singer (Mandopop)
6th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Jade Edmistone, Australian swimmer
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Brodie Croyle, American football player
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
6th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model
6th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Darren Bent, English footballer
6th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Piret Jarvis, Estonian singer
6th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Antoine Wright, American basketball player
6th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
6th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Joji Kato, Japanese speedskater
6th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Kris Humphries, American basketball player
6th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Alice Greczyn, American actress
6th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Jung Yunho, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
6th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
6th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Bailey Hanks, American actress
6th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Allison Holker, American dancer
6th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer
6th of February 1992 BIRTHDAY Victor Manon, Mexican footballer
6th of February 0891 DEATH St. Photius I the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople
6th of February 1215 DEATH Hojo Tokimasa, Head of the Hojo clan and shikken of the Kamakura bakufu (Born 1138)
6th of February 1378 DEATH Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (Born 1338)
6th of February 1497 DEATH Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer (Born c.1410)
6th of February 1515 DEATH Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
6th of February 1585 DEATH Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (Born 1518)
6th of February 1593 DEATH Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (Born 1517)
6th of February 1593 DEATH Jacques Amyot, French writer (Born 1513)
6th of February 1617 DEATH Prospero Alpini, Italian scientist (Born 1553)
6th of February 1685 DEATH King Charles II of England (Born 1630)
6th of February 1740 DEATH Pope Clement XII (Born 1652)
6th of February 1775 DEATH William Dowdeswell, English politician (Born 1721)
6th of February 1783 DEATH Capability Brown, English landscape gardener (Born 1716)
6th of February 1793 DEATH Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright (Born 1707)
6th of February 1806 DEATH Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, French general and father of author Alexandre Dumas, pere (Born 1762)
6th of February 1807 DEATH John Reid, British army general and composer (Born 1721)
6th of February 1816 DEATH Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (Born 1744)
6th of February 1833 DEATH Pierre Andre Latreille, French entomologist (Born 1762)
6th of February 1834 DEATH Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (Born 1804)
6th of February 1855 DEATH Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (Born 1791)
6th of February 1899 DEATH Leo von Caprivi, Chancellor of Germany (Born 1831)
6th of February 1899 DEATH Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince of Edinburgh (Born 1874)
6th of February 1910 DEATH Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (Born 1839)
6th of February 1916 DEATH Ruben Dario, Nicaraguan writer (Born 1867)
6th of February 1918 DEATH Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter (Born 1862)
6th of February 1927 DEATH Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (Born 1879)
6th of February 1938 DEATH Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (Born 1860)
6th of February 1950 DEATH Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (Born 1884)
6th of February 1951 DEATH Gabby Street, former MLB player (Born 1882)
6th of February 1952 DEATH George VI of the United Kingdom (Born 1895)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Tommy Taylor, English footballer (Born 1932)
6th of February 1958 DEATH David Pegg, English footballer (Born 1935)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Geoff Bent, English footballer (Born 1932)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Roger Byrne, English footballer (Born 1929)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Mark Jones, English footballer (Born 1933)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Eddie Colman, English footballer (Born 1936)
6th of February 1958 DEATH Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
6th of February 1958 DEATH Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (Born 1913)
6th of February 1963 DEATH Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi, Moroccan politician
6th of February 1964 DEATH Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (Born 1869)
6th of February 1966 DEATH Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (Born 1877)
6th of February 1967 DEATH Martine Carol, French film actress (Born 1920)
6th of February 1976 DEATH Vince Guaraldi, American musician (Born 1928)
6th of February 1976 DEATH Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali Indian film maker and scriptwriter (Born 1925)
6th of February 1981 DEATH Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (Born 1925)
6th of February 1981 DEATH Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (Born 1917)
6th of February 1985 DEATH James Hadley Chase, English writer (Born 1906)
6th of February 1986 DEATH Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (Born 1899)
6th of February 1986 DEATH Dandy Nichols, English actress (Born 1907)
6th of February 1986 DEATH Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (Born 1912)
6th of February 1988 DEATH Nuno Oliveira, Bass Player (Born 1925)
6th of February 1989 DEATH Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (Born 1968)
6th of February 1989 DEATH Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker (Born 1909)
6th of February 1989 DEATH Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (Born 1912)
6th of February 1989 DEATH Osbourne 'King Tubby' Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (Born 1941)
6th of February 1991 DEATH Danny Thomas, American singer, comedian, and actor (Born 1914)
6th of February 1991 DEATH Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1912)
6th of February 1993 DEATH Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (Born 1943)
6th of February 1994 DEATH Joseph Cotten, American actor (Born 1905)
6th of February 1994 DEATH Jack Kirby, American comic book writer (Born 1917)
6th of February 1995 DEATH James Merrill, American poet (Born 1926)
6th of February 1996 DEATH Guy Madison, American actor (Born 1922)
6th of February 1997 DEATH Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (Born 1913)
6th of February 1998 DEATH Falco, Austrian singer (Born 1957)
6th of February 1998 DEATH Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (Born 1946)
6th of February 1998 DEATH Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (Born 1914)
6th of February 1998 DEATH Jose Marroquin Leal (better known as Pipo), Mexican actor and performer (Born 1933)
6th of February 2001 DEATH Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (Born 1953)
6th of February 2001 DEATH Fulgence Charpentier, Canadian journalist (Born 1897)
6th of February 2002 DEATH Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1914)
6th of February 2005 DEATH Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (Born 1930)
6th of February 2005 DEATH Karl Haas, American radio presenter (Born 1913)
6th of February 2007 DEATH Lew Burdette, American baseball player (Born 1926)
6th of February 2007 DEATH Len Hopkins, Canadian politician (Born 1930)
6th of February 2007 DEATH Frankie Laine, American singer (Born 1913)
6th of February 2007 DEATH Lee Hoffman, American author (Born 1932)
6th of February 2007 DEATH Willye White, American athlete (Born 1939)
6th of February 2008 DEATH John McWethy, American journalist (Born 1947)
6th of February 2008 DEATH Tony Rolt, English racing driver (Born 1918)
6th of February 2011 DEATH Gary Moore, British musician (Born 1952)