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 On this day February 2-8,  2020 (week 6) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day February 2-8, 2020 (week 6)

By Julie Mullins

February 2, 2020 - February 8, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Super Bowl LIII, astronomer Johannes Kepler, Gibraltar’s frontier with Spain, board game Monopoly, the Soviet Communist Party and the botanist and monk Gregor Mendel

February 2, 2019: The U.S. suspended the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in 1987, citing Russian non-compliance. Russia said it would also withdraw

February 3, 2019: The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl a sixth victory for both the Patriots and star quarterback Tom Brady

February 4, 1600: German astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered the father of modern astronomy, met Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe in Prague, becoming his assistant

February 5, 1985: Gibraltar’s frontier with Spain reopened after 16 years. It was closed in 1969 amid heightened tensions with Britain over the territory’s disputed status

February 6, 1935: The best-selling property trading board game Monopoly, invented by Charles Darrow and published by the Parker Brothers, made its debut

February 7, 1990: The Soviet Communist Party leadership agreed to surrender its 70-year monopoly on power, paving the way for a multi-party democracy

February 8, 1865: Gregor Mendel, botanist and monk who pioneered the laws of genetics, read his first scientific paper describing his studies of pea plants

PUBLISHED: 21/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press