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#TodayInHistory – February 6

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February 6 – Some important events on this day

1508 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor, 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope
1778 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris, 1st US treaty
1819 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

1840 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The Treaty of Waitangi is signed between 40 Māori Chiefs (later signed by 500) and representatives of the British crown in Waitangi, New Zealand. The treaty was designed to share sovereignty between the two groups.
Designed to share sovereignty between the British Crown and Māori chiefs the Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand.
Although intended to create unity, different translations, understandings of the treaty and breaches of it, have caused conflict.
From the 1970s the New Zealand public gradually came to know more about the treaty and efforts to honour the treaty and its principles expanded.

1952 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand
1971 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1989 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Solidarity union leader Lech WaΕ‚Δ™sa begins negotiating with Polish government
1992 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The SΓ‘mi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
2020 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentina’s research station

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