February 6 in History
1820February 6, 1820:
The first batch of former African-American slaves departs from New York to what would become known as Liberia.
1840February 6, 1840:
New Zealand’s Maori tribes sign the Treaty of Waitangi, which the British claimed would protect their (Maori) rights.
1919February 6, 1919:
The Weimar Republic is formed through the meeting of a German constitutional assembly.
1952February 6, 1952:
Queen Elizabeth II ascends the United Kingdom throne after the death of her dad, King George VI.
1958February 6, 1958: Eight Manchester United players die when a British European Airways flight they were travelling on crashes.
1965February 6, 1965:
The song, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers reaches the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1993February 6, 1993:
Tennis player Arthur Ashe who may have contracted HIV/AIDS through a blood transfusion is killed by pneumonia brought on by the disease.
1995February 6, 1995:
Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys band fame marries model Melinda Ledbetter.
2014February 6, 2014:
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” airs for the final time.
2018February 6, 2018:
Elon Musk’s SpaceX company test-flies its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time.