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Tens of thousands are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria on February 6. The quake struck 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Turkey, the US Geological Survey said. It was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit Turkey in more than 100 years.


US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan.


Quadriga, Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to get to $145 million of bitcoin assets after its CEO dies with its access passwords.


SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket.


Jay Leno ends his time on “The Tonight Show”.


Brett Hull becomes the first son of an NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50 goals himself.


NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.


George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen. The group who were named after Lennon’s school featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths and John Lowe.

Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.


Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.


IV Winter Olympic Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.


Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI.


Bottle opener patented by William Painter.

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