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February 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 6

February 6th is known as Frozen Yogurt Day and Lame Duck Day.

Welcome to the 37th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 328 days until we reach the new year.

If you were born on February 6, your star sign is Aquarius.

If it’s your birthday today or you just want to know all about February 6, we’ve got some the best you’ll find. From life changing creations to environmental records and much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1894, William Painter secured a patent for the capped bottle opener? Painter had over 80 patents to his credit over his lifetime.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 6th in history!

What Happened On February 6 In History?

2020

The United States had its first official COVID-19 related death.

It occurred in Santa, Clara, California where a woman passed away at home.
2019

ScienceMag reported that honey bees are found to be able to use colors to help them carry out simple arithmetic.

This ability has only been observed in a few non-human vertebrates such as some primates, African gray parrots and pigeons.
2018

The world’s most powerful rocket “Falcon Heavy” was launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

2005

Animated sitcom “American Dad” aired for the first time on FOX.

1980

The world’s most infamous clown, John Wayne Gacy went on trial after he murdered 33 young men in Cook County, Illinois.

1971

Astronaut, Alan Shepard was the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon.

He used a six-iron attached to a sample collection tool and hit 2 balls.
Source Forbes
1952

Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne after the death of King George VI.

She was just 25 years old at the time.
1933

Asian record where temperatures plummeted to -90° F in Oymyakon, Russia.

OTD in 1933: Asian record where temperatures plummeted to -90° F in Oymyakon
This makes it the second coldest temperature ever recorded worldwide as of 2020.
1933

A record 111 foot (34 meter) sea wave was recorded during a storm in the Pacific Ocean.

OTD in 1933: A record 111 foot (34 meter) sea wave was recorded during a storm in the Pacific Ocean.
1918

In the United Kingdom, women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote.

1894

William Painter secured a patent for the capped bottle opener.

Did you know that on this day, February 6th 1894, William Painter secured a patent for the capped bottle opener?