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6 February

337 – Rome – Julius I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Julius_I

1685 – England – Charles II died, aged 54. James II became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=charles2 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=james2

1740 – Rome – Pope Clement XII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_XII

1778 – France – Treaty of Alliance and Treaty of Amity and Commerce signed in Paris (American Revolutionary War). http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/alliance.html

1788 – USA – Massachusetts became the 6th State. http://www.50states.com/massachu.htm#.VrWKSNLcvcs

1806 – San Domingo – Battle of San Domingo (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Domingo


1819 – Singapore – Trading Port founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffle. https://youtu.be/G0SJGfKXt-c  http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/february-6-1819-sir-thomas-stamford-raffles-founds-singapore

1820 – USA – First 86 African American immigrants sponsored by American Colonization Society departed New York to start settlement in present day Liberia. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/freed-us-slaves-depart-on-journey-to-africa


1840 – New Zealand – Treaty of Waitangi signed. https://youtu.be/AEOx3QyjxIs http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/politics/treaty/the-treaty-in-brief

1851 – Australia – Black Thursday Bushfires. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Thursday_bushfires

1855 – UK – Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/henry-john-temple-3rd-viscount-palmerston


1862 – USA – Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/yLyWvICy1DY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Henry

1914 – Sweden – The Bondetåget Uprising (WWI). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasant_armament_support_march

1918 – UK – Women over 30 get right to vote. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/electionsvoting/womenvote/overview/thevote/

1922 – USA – Washington Naval Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Naval_Treaty

1922 – Rome – Cardinal Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti became Pope Pius XI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XI

1936 – Germany – IV Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. http://www.olympic.org/garmisch-partenkirchen-1936-winter-olympics

1941 – Canada – TCAL plane crashed near Armstrong Airport, Ontario, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410206-0

1941 – Papua New Guinea – Stephens Aviation plane crashed at Marble Creek, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410206-0

1944 – Solomon Islands – US Navy plane crashed at Talina, Russell Islands, 22 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440206-0

1945 – Greenland – RAF plane missing off coast, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450206-5

1945 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Hunters Burgh, 23 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450206-1

1947 – Spain – Aerovías Cubanas Internacionales plane crashed at Pedro Bernados, 11 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470206-0

1949 – Ecuador – AECA plane crashed at Guayaquil, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490206-0

1950 – Colombia – Fuerza Aérea Colombiana plane missing near Cali, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500206-0


1951 – USA – A passenger train derailed near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, 85 killed. https://youtu.be/7m43lbOZrRc http://www.gendisasters.com/new-jersey/2163/woodbridge-nj-commuter-train-plunges-trestle-feb-1951


1952 – UK – George VI died, aged 56. Elizabeth II became queen. https://youtu.be/DT3gbtJIt4w http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george6 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=elizabeth2


1958 – Germany – British European Airways Airspeed Ambassador Flight 609 crashed at Munich-Riem Airport, 23 killed, including member of Manchester Utd football team. https://youtu.be/feioFcrUdJo  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/6/newsid_2535000/2535961.stm

1965 – Chile – LAN Chile Flight 107 crashed near San José volcano, 87 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19650206-0

1968 – France – X Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Grenoble. http://www.olympic.org/grenoble-1968-winter-olympics


1978 – USA – New England and New York areas hit by blizzard. https://youtu.be/XPdcFbbpaD4  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeastern_United_States_blizzard_of_1978

1981 – Uganda – Ugandan Bush War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugandan_Bush_War

1989 – Poland – The Round Table Talks began. http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/table.html


1996 – USA – Willamette Valley floods, Oregon. https://youtu.be/gTlPyJM8y_Y http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley_Flood_of_1996


1996 – Dominican Republic – Alas Nacionales/Birgenair flight 301 crashed off coast, 189 killed. https://youtu.be/E8_Jb94luow WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing    http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19960206-0

1998 – USA – Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport. http://www.metwashairports.com/263.htm

2000 – Chechnya – Battle of Grozny ended (Second Chechnya War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grozny_(1999%E2%80%932000)

2012 – Philippines – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw. epicentre Negros Cebu region, 105 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16901385

2013 – Solomon Islands – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw. epicentre in Lata, Santa Cruz, followed by Tsunami. http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/

2016 – Taiwan – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre near Tainan, 5 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35508475

2016 – India – Meteorite hit at Bhararhidasan Engineering College, 1 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-35529752

2016 – Russia – Light Air plane crashed near Gay, Orenburg Oblast, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160206-0

York

1614 – Mark Barnard, Mary Robinson, Thomas Barker, Philip Darling, Thomas Easingwold, Rose Dutton, Emma Fountain and Maria Fowler were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

2011 – Commemorative service for formation of Air Training Corp held at York Minster, with parade through York.