On This Day

What Happened on February 6

Important Events

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1989 Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government
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February 6 in Film & TV

February 6 in Music

  • 1965 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

February 6 in Sport

  • 2018 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro

Did You Know?

The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence

On February 6, 1992


Would You Believe?

1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)

On February 6, 1971

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
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