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Saturday February 6, 2016

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2016 was the 37th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1840
    Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1914
    30 000 Swedish peasants from all over the country, who have travelled to Stockholm, carry out a huge protest march, which will be known as Bondetåget, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm, to show their support for King Gustaf V and his attempts to exercise personal power as a monarch. In the court yard, the king holds the so-called Court yard speech (Swedish Borggårdstalet, which crown prince Gustaf Adolf recites outside the castle to those, who do not get room at the court yard), where the king puts forth his opinion about the Swedish armed defence propagating that it should be strong, contrary to the official policy of Swedish prime minister Karl Staaff and his government of disarmament. This triggers a political crisis (the so-called Courtyard Crisis; Swedish Borggårdskrisen) and despite the fact that 50 000 workers two days later carry out a counter demonstration (the so-called Workers’ march), supporting the government, Karl Staaff is forced to resign on February 17. This is the last time the Swedish monarch tries to exercise any political power and from now on, the Swedish monarchs accept parliamentarism and abstain from claiming any political powers, even if they are not formally abolished until 1975, when the new Swedish instrument of government comes into effect.
  • 1934
    Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 1951
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1959
    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1981
    The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1461
    Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
  • 1829
    Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
  • 1852
    Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1892
    Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1966
    Rick Astley, British singer
  • 1971
    Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
  • 1980
    Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
  • 1989
    Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer

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