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#TodayInHistory – February 6

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February 6 – Some important events on this day

1508 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor, 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope
1778 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris, 1st US treaty
1819 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

1840 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Treaty of Waitangi is signed between 40 Mฤori 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 Mฤori 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1989 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Solidarity union leader Lech Waล‚ฤ™sa begins negotiating with Polish government
1992 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Sรกmi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence
2020 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentinaโ€™s research station