- 1508 Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor,though 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 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
- 1952 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne
- 1992 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
On February 6, 1935