Today in History, English
Today in History, English

14491February 6Event1978 – 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 four inches an hour.
14492February 6Event1981 – 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.
14493February 6Event1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
14494February 6Event1988 – Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.
14495February 6Event1989 – The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
14496February 6Event1996 – Willamette Valley Flood: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
14497February 6Event1996 – Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.
14498February 6Event1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
14499February 6Event2000 – Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
14500February 6Event2012 – A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits near the central Philippines off the coast of Negros Island causing at least 51 deaths and injuring 112 others.
14501February 6Event2013 – A 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Solomon Islands killing 10 people and injuring 17 others.
14502February 6Birth976 – Emperor Sanjō of Japan (d. 1017)
14503February 6Birth1347 – Dorothea of Montau, Prussian saint (d. 1394)
14504February 6Birth1452 – Joanna, Princess of Portugal (d. 1490)
14505February 6Birth1461 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
14506February 6Birth1465 – Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician and theorist (d. 1526)
14507February 6Birth1536 – Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai (d. 1588)
14508February 6Birth1577 – Beatrice Cenci, Italian murderer (d. 1599)
14509February 6Birth1582 – Mario Bettinus, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)
14510February 6Birth1605 – Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. 1667)
14511February 6Birth1608 – António Vieira, Portuguese priest and philosopher (d. 1697)
14512February 6Birth1611 – Chongzhen Emperor of China (d. 1644)
14513February 6Birth1612 – Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)
14514February 6Birth1639 – Daniel Georg Morhof, German author and scholar (d. 1691)
14515February 6Birth1643 – Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)
14516February 6Birth1664 – Mustafa II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)
14517February 6Birth1695 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1726)
14518February 6Birth1665 – Anne, Queen of Great Britain (d. 1714)
14519February 6Birth1721 – Christian Heinrich Heineken, German scholar (d. 1725)
14520February 6Birth1726 – Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (d. 1805)

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