February 6 in history

February 6 events chronologically

1649 The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland
1685 James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II
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
1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution
1806 Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean
1815 New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore

Top 7 most famous people born on February 6

1665 Anne Queen of Great Britain became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death
1756 Aaron Burr the third Vice President of the United States ; he served during President Thomas Jefferson's first term.
1895 Babe Ruth an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs , slugging percentage , runs batted in , bases on balls , and on-base plus slugging , some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936
1911 Ronald Reagan an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States , and served as the 33rd Governor of California prior to his presidency
1912 Eva Braun the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was 17 years old, while she was working as an assistant and model for his personal photographer, and began seeing him often about two years later. She attempted suicide twice during their early relationship. By 1936, she was a part of his household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden and lived a sheltered life throughout World War Braun was a photographer, and many of the surviving colour photographs and films of Hitler were taken by her. She was a key figure within Hitler's inner social circle, but did not attend public events with him until mid-1944, when her sister Gretl married Hermann Fegelein, the SS liaison officer on his staff
1932 François Truffaut a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement
1945 Bob Marley a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality

Top 7 most famous people died on February 6

1685 Charles II of England monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1804 Joseph Priestley an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and Liberal political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery
1918 Gustav Klimt an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods
1952 George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth
1964 Emilio Aguinaldo officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution , and then in the Spanish-American War , and finally against the United States during the Philippine-American War. He was captured by American forces in 1901, which brought an end to his presidency
1993 Arthur Ashe an American World 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States
1994 Jack Kirby an American comic book artist, writer and editor regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium.