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  • Southern Italian peninsula and Sicily
    Thursday Feb 6, 1783

    1783 Calabrian earthquakes

    This magnitude 6.2 event

    Southern Italian peninsula and Sicily
    Thursday Feb 6, 1783

    This magnitude 6.2 event occurred during the night following the first event and struck the area just to the southwest. Most of the damage and casualties appear to have been caused by a tsunami that was set off by a major collapse of Monte Pací into the sea near Scilla shortly after the earthquake. Many of Scilla's residents, frightened by the tremors of the previous day had moved onto the open beach for the night, where they were overwhelmed by the waves. The tsunami caused severe flooding in the town, reaching as far as 200 m inland, and there were more than 1500 deaths.




  • Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
    Monday Feb 6, 1911

    Ronald Reagan

    Birth

    Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
    Monday Feb 6, 1911

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois.




  • Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Sunday Feb 6, 1921

    Salvador Dali

    Mother's Death

    Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Sunday Feb 6, 1921

    On 6 February 1921, Dalí's mother died of uterus cancer.




  • Cyrenaica, Libya
    Tuesday Feb 6, 1940

    World War II

    Operation Sonnenblaume

    Cyrenaica, Libya
    Tuesday Feb 6, 1940

    Italian defeats prompted Germany to deploy an expeditionary force to North Africa. Operation Sonnenblaume (6 February - 25 May) was the name given to the dispatch of German troops to North Africa in February 1941, The Italian 10th Army had been destroyed by the British and Allied Western Desert Force attacks during Operation Compass (9 December 1940 – 9 February 1941). Sonnenblume succeeded because the ability of the Germans to mount an offensive was underestimated by General Archbald Wavell, the Commander in Chief Middle East, the War Office and by Winston Churchill.




  • Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Tuesday Feb 6, 1945

    Bob Marley

    Born

    Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Tuesday Feb 6, 1945

    Bob Marley was born on 6 February 1945 at the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.




  • Texas, U.S.
    Friday Feb 6, 1959

    Computer

    Kilby's patent application

    Texas, U.S.
    Friday Feb 6, 1959

    In Kilby's patent application of 6 February 1959, Kilby described his new device as "a body of semiconductor material ... wherein all the components of the electronic circuit are completely integrated".




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    Martin Luther King

    The American Race Crisis

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    On February 6, 1964, King delivered the inaugural speech of a lecture series initiated at the New School called "The American Race Crisis".


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 6, 1981

    Princess Diana

    Proposed

    United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 6, 1981

    The Prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks.


  • Al-Fakkah Field, al-Amarah, Iraq
    Sunday Feb 6, 1983

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Fajr al-Nasr (Dawn of Victory)

    Al-Fakkah Field, al-Amarah, Iraq
    Sunday Feb 6, 1983

    In Operation Fajr al-Nasr (Before the Dawn/Dawn of Victory), launched 6 February 1983, the Iranians shifted focus from the southern to the central and northern sectors. Employing 200,000 "last reserve" Revolutionary Guard troops, Iran attacked along a 40 km (25 mi) stretch near al-Amarah, Iraq, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Baghdad, in an attempt to reach the highways connecting northern and southern Iraq. The attack was stalled by 60 km (37 mi) of hilly escarpments, forests, and river torrents blanketing the way to al-Amarah, but the Iraqis could not force the Iranians back. Iran directed artillery on Basra, Al Amarah, and Mandali.


  • Iran
    Monday Feb 6, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    The War of The Cities

    Iran
    Monday Feb 6, 1984

    On 7 February 1984, during the first war of the cities, Saddam ordered his air force to attack eleven Iranian cities.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Feb 6, 1994

    Bosnian War

    Future requests for air strikes would be carried out immediately

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Feb 6, 1994

    On 6 February, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali formally requested NATO to confirm that future requests for air strikes would be carried out immediately.


  • Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The Rambouillet talks began

    Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The Rambouillet talks began on 6 February 1999, with NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana negotiating with both sides. They were intended to conclude by 19 February.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones Case

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The videos were played in the Senate on February 6, featuring 30 excerpts of Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones case, the hiding of small gifts Clinton had given her, and his involvement in procurement of a job for Lewinsky.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 6, 2001

    Shaquille O'Neal

    "That's How I Beat Shaq"

    U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 6, 2001

    O'Neal was also featured in Aaron Carter's 2001 hit single "That's How I Beat Shaq". Shaq also appears on the music video for the release.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 6, 2002

    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 1.4

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 6, 2002

    On February 6, 2002, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 1.4.


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