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#TodayInHistory – February 6

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February 6 – Some important events on this day

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

1840 👉🏼 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 👉🏼 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 👉🏼 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1989 👉🏼 Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government
1992 👉🏼 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
2020 👉🏼 Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentina’s research station