On February 6:
Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan, was born
James II of England and VII of Scotland became King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1778 In Paris the
Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce were signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
New Jersey granted the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
José de San Martín crossed the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
Thomas Stamford Raffles founded Singapore.
1820 The first 86
African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1840 Around 40 Maori chiefs, led by Hone Heke,
signed a treaty with the British Crown at Waitangi.
Mary Rudge, English chess master, was born.
1843 The first minstrel show in the United States, The
Virginia Minstrels opened in Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City.
Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer in philosophy and psychology, was born.
Ulysses S. Grant gives the United States ts first victory of the Amnerican Civil War war in the Battle of Fort Henry by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee.
Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer, was born.
Babe Ruth, American baseball player, was born.
Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, was ratified by the United States Senate.
1900 The international arbitration court at
The Hague was created when the Netherlands’ Senate ratified an 1899 peace conference decree.
Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, was born.
Eva Braun, wife of Adolf Hitler, was born.
Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress, was born.
Denis Norden, British radio and television personality, was born.
Washington Naval Treaty was signed, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
Guns from battleships being scrapped in Philadelphia Navy Yard in December 1923
20th Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect.
1934 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the
French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
Bob Marley, Jamaican musician, was born.
1947 The trans-Tasman liner
after 18 days stuck on Barrett Reef. Wanganella was refloated
Natalie Cole, American singer, was born.
The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derailed near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, killing 85 people and injuring over 500 more.
Elizabeth II became Queen upon the death of her father George VI.
Manchester United F.C. players were killed in the Munich air disaster.
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.
1959 – At
Cape Canaveral, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile was accomplished.
W. Axl Rose, American singer ( Guns N’ Roses), was born.
Princess Marie of Denmark, was born.
Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor’easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4″ an hour.
Mary Gaudron became the first woman appointed to the High Court of Australia.
1989 The Roundtable talks started in Poland marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
1992 The Saami people of the Nordic countries had an official day celebrating their existence.
Mari Boine • Lars Levi Læstadius • Lisa Thomasson • Helga Pedersen • Renée Zellweger • Ole Henrik Magga
Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Princess of Belgium, was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & WIkipedia.