February 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On February 6, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 37th day is February 6th. The American Legion was created on this day, and Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom after her father’s death. African-American immigrants left America to start a Liberian settlement, and the American Legion was founded on this day.

Aquarius is the zodiac sign for February 6th. Ronald Reagan, Bob Marley, and Babe Ruth all have famous birthdays. Safer Internet Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day are both observed on February 6th.


(February 06, 1945)
Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer-songwriter who rose to fame by fusing early ska, rock steady, and reggae styles into an electric rock-influenced hybrid, was born.


(February 06, 1952)
Following the death of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth II gained the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on this day in 1952, and celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

(February 06, 1987)
Justice Mary Gaudron is the first woman to be appointed to Australia's High Court.

(February 06, 1988)
Michael Jordan's iconic slam dunk from the free throw line is the inspiration for the Air Jordan and Jumpman logos.

(February 06, 2018)
The first test launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket included a Tesla car owned by SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk.

(Died on February 06, 2021)
George Shultz, American politician, Secretary of State (1982–1989), Secretary of the Treasury (1972–1974), Secretary of Labor (1969–1970) (b. 1920).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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