February 6 | On this Day

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2019 German chemist Manfred Eigen died. Death day
2015 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Oleg Chernikov died. Death day
2012 Astronaut from United States, Janice Voss died. Death day
2002 Austrian-born British chemist Max Perutz died. Death day
1996 Birgenair Flight 301 aircraft incident at Atlantic Ocean, near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, killed 189 people. Man-Made Disaster
1991 Italian microbiologist Salvador Luria died. Death day
1986 Zimbabwean cricketer Brendan Taylor was born. Birthday
1985 Chess grandmaster from Sweden, Hans Tikkanen was born. Birthday
1984 Thai badminton player Duanganong Aroonkesorn was born. Birthday
1982 Korean Air Force aircraft incident at Hallasan Vol., South Korea, killed 53 people. Man-Made Disaster
1970 Aeroflot Flight U-45 aircraft incident at Bulungur District, Uzbek SSR, USSR, killed 92 people. Man-Made Disaster
1968 The opening ceremony of XI Olympic Winter Games, or 1968 Winter olympics was held in Grenoble.
1966 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Leonid Milov was born. Birthday
1965 LAN Chile Flight 107 aircraft incident at San José Volcano, Chile, killed 87 people. Man-Made Disaster
1964 Filipino politician Emilio Aguinaldo died. Death day
1962 Chess grandmaster from Portugal, Antonio Antunes was born. Birthday
1961 Astronaut from Russia, Yury Onufriyenko was born. Birthday
1952 King of the United Kingdom, George VI died. Death day
1950 American singer Natalie Cole was born. Birthday
1945 Chess grandmaster from Croatia, Mišo Cebalo was born. Birthday
1936 The opening ceremony of IV Olympic Winter Games, or 1936 Winter olympics was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
1931 English cricketer Fred Trueman was born. Birthday
1929 Swedish skier Sixten Jernberg was born. Birthday
1929 New Zealand pharmacist Colin Murdoch was born. Birthday
1927 American physicist Lucien Olivier was born. Birthday
1922 Papacy of Pope Pius XI began. Papacy began
1911 American politician Ronald Reagan was born. Birthday
1892 American physician William P. Murphy was born. Birthday
1870 Golfer from Scotland, James Braid was born. Birthday
1853 Mexican politician Anastasio Bustamante died. Death day
1840 Waitangi Day of New Zealand. National Holiday
1840 Waitangi Day of Niue. National Holiday
1804 English chemist Joseph Priestley died. Death day
1802 English scientist and inventor Charles Wheatstone was born. Birthday
1740 Pope Clement XII died. Death day
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