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.