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This Day in History: February 6

February 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1778 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
  2. 1788 - Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  3. 1815 - New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  4. 1952 - Elizabeth II becomes the first queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms since Queen Victoria upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  5. 1998 - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nicolaus II Bernoulli (Swiss mathematician), John Stevens Henslow (English botanist and geologist), Eduard Hitzig (German neurologist), William Parry Murphy (American physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Ronald Reagan (American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States)

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