1. Education

This Day in African History: 6 February

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

By

1970, 6 February
Israelis sink a 700 ton Egyptian minelayer in the Gulf of Suez in reprisal for the sinking of two Israeli ships at Elath.

1978, 6 February
Chad breaks links to Libya in protest to their support of Muslim guerrillas currently fighting in northern Chad.

1987, 6 February
Ten French aid workers, kidnapped 13 days earlier from a Somali refugee camp, are handed over to Ethiopian authorities by Somali rebels.

<Previous Day> <February> <Next Day>
This Day in African History
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. African History
  4. Timelines
  5. This Day in African History
  6. February
  7. This Day in African History: February 06

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.