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What Happened on February 6, 1840

Historical Events


Treaty of InterestTreaty of Waitangi

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.

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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
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1840 Highlights

About February 6, 1840

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius