On this day February 06-12, 2022 (week 06) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day February 06-12, 2022 (week 06)

February 6, 2022 - February 12, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the reign of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Tom Brady and Super Bowl, botanist Gregor Mendel, singer-songwriter Carole King, democracy in Turkmenistan, skating at the 2002 Olympics and the Republic of North Macedonia.

February 6, 1952: Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom and six other nations. She cut short a visit to Kenya to fly home on the death of her father, King George VI

February 7, 2021: Veteran quarterback Tom Brady won a record-extending seventh Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured victory over the Kansas City Chiefs

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

February 9, 1942: Singer-songwriter Carole King was born in New York. She and ex-husband Gerry Goffin wrote many hits, including Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

February 10, 2007: Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (above) won Turkmenistan’s first democratic presidential election, to succeed the late totalitarian leader Saparmurat Niyazov

February 11, 2002: Uproar broke out after a judge at the Olympics placed Russian skaters first, although a Canadian pair performed better. Eventually two gold medals were awarded

February 12, 2019: The Republic of Macedonia formally changed its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a 27-year naming dispute with Greece

PUBLISHED: 23/01/2022; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press