On February 6:
1664 Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan, was born
1685 – 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.
1815 New Jersey granted the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
1817 José de San Martín crossed the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
1819 Sir 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.
1842 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.
1848 Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer in philosophy and psychology, was born.
1862 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.
1894 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer, was born.
1895 Babe Ruth, American baseball player, was born.
1899 The 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.
1911 Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, was born.
1912 Eva Braun, wife of Adolf Hitler, was born.
1917 Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress, was born.
1922 Denis Norden, British radio and television personality, was born.
1922 The 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
1933 The 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.
1945 Bob Marley, Jamaican musician, was born.
1947 The trans-Tasman liner Wanganella was refloated after 18 days stuck on Barrett Reef.
1950 Natalie Cole, American singer, was born.
1951 The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derailed near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, killing 85 people and injuring over 500 more.
1952 Elizabeth II became Queen upon the death of her father George VI.
1958 Eight Manchester United F.C. players were killed in the Munich air disaster.
1959 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.
1962 W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N’ Roses), was born.
1976 Princess Marie of Denmark, was born.
1978 The 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.
1987 Justice 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
2004 Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Princess of Belgium, was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & WIkipedia.