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Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow & clothed the trees with ice,
While slant sun of February pour
Into the bowers a flood of light.

      — William Cullen Bryant, "A Winter Place"

Bob Marley


Jamaican reggae mon, Rastafari hero, post-political leader.


Warning sign: Slow Kids! No Hunting
NEW ZEALAND DAY. British rule established, 1840.

FEAST OF SAINT VAAST, patron saint of children who are slow to walk.

SETSBUN, or 'Bean Throwing Festival' (a moveable feast): drives out evil & celebrates the coming of spring; fish heads & pointy sticks hung in doors to see off & put out the eyes of devils; beans thrown into room corners to chase stagnant spirits from the house.

FEAST OF DOROTHY: one of the patron saints of gardeners. Dig for revolution.


Jamaica: BOB MARLEY DAY ("MON!").

1190 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: Jews of Norwich are massacred.

1478 -- England: Thomas More, author of Eutopia, lives.

1481 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Spain: Spanish Inquisition institutes its first auto-da-fa, Sevilla.

1564 -- Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) lives. Elizabethan poet, dramatist, & William Shakespeare's predecessor in English drama, whose reputation in his lifetime wasn't as good as Shakespeare's. Brawler, dramatist, & poet Marlowe was killed on June 1, 1593, in a tavern broil, but Raymond Chandler resurrected him in Los Angeles (The Big Sleep; The Long Goodbye, etc.) for other barbecues.

BookElizabethan poet-dramatist Christopher Marlowe was not killed in 1593, but banished; he continued writing under the pseudonym "William Shakespeare." So say some.

1694 -- Brazil: Destruction of the Mocambo de Macacos in the last expedition of the Quilombo de Palmares.

We poets hate hate & make war on war.

      — Pablo Neruda

They fight man to man on the edge of the abyss. There are so many dead there is no place left to fall down, & the slaughter continues in the scrub. Many blacks try to flee, & slip down the precipe & throw themselves off it.

Flames devour the capital of Palmares. From the distant city of Porto Calvo, the huge bonfire can be seen burning throughout the night.

Burn even the memory of it...

— Eduardo Galeano, Memory of Fire: Genesis, p274

1778 -- Hot Seat?: In Zacynthus, Venetian republic (now Zákinthos, Greece), Italian poet & novelist Ugo Foscolo, lives. His work earns him a chair of Italian rhetoric at the University of Padua which is abolished the following year by Napoleon.

1788 -- Romantic dramatist & the first Hungarian playwright to achieve considerable popular success, Károly Kisfaludy, lives, Tét. While living a precarious life as a painter in Vienna, he writes an historical drama, A tatárok Magyorországon ("The Tartars in Hungary"), which is not performed until eight years later by a repertory company in a provincial town. Repeating the performance in Pest, the playwright is famous overnight.

1788 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Australia: First women convicts come ashore — there follows a "scene of debauchery & riot."

1793 -- One of the most influential dramatists of the Italian theatre, Carlo Goldoni dies in Paris, France. A prolific writer, his most important works are I pettegolezzi delle donne (Women's Gossip), La locandiera (Mine Hostess), & Il ventaglio (The Fan).

1808 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Capt. Mayhew Folger of the US whaler "Topaz" discovers the last survivor of the "Bounty" mutineers, on Pitcairn Island, with a small community of mutineers' descendants.

1829 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Beginning date of Jorge Luis Borges story "The Life of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz."

1832 -- US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy.

1833 -- José María de Pereda, Spanish writer acknowledged leader of the modern regional novelists, lives, near Santander. Wrote Sotileza (1884), considered one of the finest Spanish novels of the 19th century — a novel of customs, an epic of the Santander fisherfolk, exemplified by the haughty, enigmatic fisherwoman Sotileza.

1857 -- Fyodor Dostoevsky's first marriage, to Marya Dmitrievna, in Siberia. She dies of consumption in seven years.

1864 -- Gay individualist anarchist novelist/poet John Henry Mackay lives. As noted in the Encyclopedia Britannica, he is instrumental in making prominent the writings of Max Stirner's anarchism.

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1872 -- Italy: Luigi Bertoni (1872-1947) lives. Italian-Swiss typographer, & an untiring publisher of the bilingual newspaper Le Reveil anarchiste (The Anarchist Alarm Clock) which he founded in Geneva in July 1900 & edited until his death. Bertoni fought alongside Italian comrades during the Spanish Revolution of 1936, on the Huesca front.

1876 -- Grinning cat iconLewis Carroll asks his publisher to print the title of his narrative poem "The Hunting of the Snark" on the dust jacket.

Le Journal du Peuple; source, courtesy l'Ephemeride anarchiste
1899 -- anarchist diamond dingbat; anarchisteFrance: Debut of Sébastien Faure's daily anarchiste paper, "Le Journal du Peuple". During its first year it publishes articles & organizes conferences regarding "l'affaire Dreyfus" & the ignominy related to the France's pervasive anti-semitism (especially rampant in the military). Le 6 février 1899, sortie du premier numéro du quotidien anarchiste "Le Journal du Peuple" par Sébastien Faure. Celui-ci se consacre depuis une année à "l'affaire Dreyfus" en multipliant les conférences et les articles. Après avoir créé un "Comité de coalition révolutionnaire" (en octobre 1898), il suspend la parution du "Libertaire" en janvier 1899, pour se consacrer au quotidien "Le Journal du Peuple," et convaincre les derniers libertaires à rejoindre les rangs des dreyfusards pour dénoncer cette l'ignominie liée à l'antisémitisme d'une droite nationaliste.

1908 -- Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader General Edward Lansdale (CIA/Vietnam, etc) — the original "Ugly American" — starts getting ugly.
Fireball, animated

"Mr Cooper drank 15 bottles of hydrogen beer in order to maximize the size of the flames he could belch during the contest. He catapulted balls of fire across the room that Godzilla would be proud of, but this was not enough to win him first prize since the judgement is made on the quality of the flames & that of the singing, & after 15 bottles of lager he was badly out of tune."

1909 -- US: Act of Congress makes it illegal to sell alcohol to natives of Alaska.

1910 -- US: Philadelphia shirtwaist makers vote to accept an arbitration offer & end striking as the Triangle Shirtwaist strike winds down; see Sept 27, February 15.

Button, in Philadelphia Public art: Split Button

"If the union had won," explained 1909 Triangle Shirtwaist Company striker Rose Safran,

"we would have been safe. Two of our demands were for adequate fire escapes & for open doors from the factories to the street. But the bosses defeated us & we didn't get the open doors or the better fire escapes. So our friends are dead."

Mujeres in red logo
1915 -- Soledad Estorach Esterri lives (1915-1993). Anarquista, feminist, member of Mujeres Libres, companion in arms with Concha Liaño.

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1918 -- England: Women over 30 allowed to vote.

1918 -- anarchist diamond dingbatItaly: Temistocle Monticelli, secretary of the Comitato di Azione Internazionalista Anarchica (Anarchist International Committee of Action), arrested, relegated. Other members arrested & confined at Lipari are Emilio Raimondo, Pasquale Binazzi & his partner Petroni Carlotta Zelmira (see July 1920 reference page). Organized during the war, among the committee's major activities was providing support for the victims of repression, for internees & for exiles. With their arrests, & that of Torquato Gobbi, & the death of Gregorio Benvenuti, the committee was broken up.
Further details / context, click here[Details / context] Le 6 février 1918, à Rome, arrestation du compagnon Temistocle Monticelli, secrétaire du "Comitato di Azione Internazionalista Anarchica" (Comité d'Action Internationaliste Anarchiste); celui-ci est envoyé en relégation. D'autres anarchistes comme Emilio Raimondo, Pasquale Binazzi et sa compagne Zelmira sont confinés à Lipari où à Nola. // in Rome, arrest of the companion Temistocle Monticelli, secretary of the “Comitato di Azione Internazionalista Anarchica” (Committee of Action Anarchistic Internationalist); this one is sent in relegation. Other anarchists like Emilio Raimondo, Pasquale Binazzi & his/her Zelmira partner are confined in Lipari where in Nola.

Collage by James Koehnline
1919 -- US: Seattle General Strike begins, 10am. Shipyard strike of 32,000 workers sparks General Strike as workers take control of the city for a week. Crime drops dramatically.

Began in response to government sanctioned wage cuts. Sees the formation of a workers, soldiers & sailors council. Succumbs to bureaucratic labor union intervention as the latter scramble to seize control.

It is this sort of 'wildcat' activism which leads the Postmaster General, in the 30s, to refer to the US as being comprised of these

"47 states & the Soviet of Washington".

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1921 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Charlie Chaplin silent movie "The Kid" is released.

1922 -- Italy: Mussolini fa l'elogio del nuovo Papa Pio XI. Si vuole così accattivare il consenso dei cattolici.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1926 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Kurt Weill orchestral work "Quodlibet" premiers, Coburg, Germany.

1931 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Charlie Chaplin silent movie "City Lights" is released.

1932 -- French filmmaker Francois Truffaut lives.

Baseball team getting high fives
1933 -- High Seas: Highest recorded sea wave (not a tsunami), 110 feet, during a Pacific hurricane. First documented occurrence of people doing the wave on CNN.

1934 -- Source=Robert Braunwart France: Riots break out in Paris over a government corruption scandal (-2/9; the Stavisky affair; 15 people are killed at the Chamber of Deputies). Mounting concern (when extreme-right demonstrators attacked the National Assembly), led a group of prominent anarchistes (Louis Lecoin, Sébastien Faure, Georges Bastien & Pierre Le Meillour) to call for a special conference to resolve the movement’s tactical differences & produce a more united national organisation. This took place in Paris in May 1934. ... & resulted in the abandoning of some of the more ‘organisationalist’ principles of the UACR, as well as in a reversion to the old name of Union anarchiste. This ‘unification congress’ was, however, only partially successful, since a minority of ‘platformists’ left to create a Fédération communiste libertaire Background, see Dave Berry's ‘Fascism or Revolution!’ Anarchism & Antifascism in France, 1933-39

Anarchopoly; source
1935 -- Who Owns You?: The game of "Monopoly" invented (more or less).

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1937 -- Source=Robert Braunwart John Steinbeck novel Of Mice & Men is published.

1937 -- "La Charte Tunisienne", organ of the Tunisian independence movement, complains about the 'ridiculous suspicion' of French customs officers about all Middle Eastern imports.

Green tea & Ham?

Customs officers set up a gramophone between the green tea & bales of rice, & are listening to all records that come from the Middle East. If they recognize a word like 'fatherland' or 'victim' in a song, the record is prohibited, whatever the subject may be. (Tunisia became independent in 1956 & Bourguiba, "La Charte" editor, is its first president.)

1938 -- Algeria: Han Ryner (1895-1938) dies. French teacher, anticlericalist, pacifist, anarchiste, philosopher (called a "contemporary Socrates"). See 7 December & 7 January 1895. Married to poet/author Georgette Ryner.

1939 -- Spain: 130,000 refugees cross the border, fleeing Franco's fascists.

1939 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Raymond Chandler's first Philip Marlowe novel, The Big Sleep, appears.

Woman, painting by Luce
1941 -- France: Maximilien Luce, 82, dies. French painter & engraver. Important artist in Pointillism & social realism. A reader of Jean Grave's La révolte, & eventually his friend. In 1887, Pissaro, Seurat & Signac inducted him into their group of neo-impressionists.

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1943 -- US: Government of freedom & liberty for all requires the 110,000 Japanese-Americans imprisoned in internment camps to answer loyalty surveys. Question 27 asks draft-age men: "Are you willing to serve in the US armed forces on combat duty, wherever ordered?"

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Bob Marley
1945 -- Reggae musical hero Bob Marley lives, Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Ooopsie! bullet hole
1947 -- US: A Real Bang-Up Job? Three shots Ooopsie!Ooopsie!Ooopsie!fired at Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Hubert Humphrey, Ooopsie! the Mayor of Minneapolis, as he returned home after a political meeting. Ooopsie!Ooopsie!Ooopsie!All three bullets missed their mark, & no trace was ever found of the would-be assassin.

1947 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Seattle restaurateur Ivar Haglund eats pancakes out on the street in the midst of a tank car spill of corn syrup.

1950 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Republicans adopt the 1950 slogan "Liberty Against Socialism."

1951 -- US: Commuter train plunges through a temporary overpass in Woodbridge, New Jersey, at the cost of 85 lives.

1951 -- anarchist diamond; anarquistaFrance: Marcelino Massana arrested in Toulouse.

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1956 -- US: Autherine Lucy, the first black student to enter the University of Alabama, is suspended after three days of riots due to her presence. It is not clear why the University, in its vast academic wisdom, did not elect to suspend the rioters.

1960 -- Poet John Ciardi in the Saturday Review publishes the critical "Epitaph for the Dead Beats" which accuses the Beats of being anti-intellectual.

1960 -- Argentina: Manuel Fandiño (aka Alejandro Silvetti) formou parte da Comisión Normalizadora da CGT. Poucos anos despois, como nos conta Óscar Troncoso: "Aínda inquieto e combativo, sentiuse enfermo de xeito imprevisto e logo duns días foi internado no Centro Galego onde foi desmellorando paulatinamente." Segundo contan os seus amigos na súa agonía murmurou:

"Compañeiros meus...a revolución social..." eran as 16,45 horas do 6 de febreiro de 1960 e rodeaban o seu leito de morte a súa compañeira, as súas fillas e o seu amigo entrañable Sebastián Marotta. Con Silvetti morrían moitos personaxes: Alba, Campos, Benítez e o verdadeiro Fandiño."

Recoñezo que esa é unha debilidade miña -dixo-. Eu nunca tomei en serio esas cuestións de avoengo familiar.
Coa morte de Fandiño desapareceu un dos máis destacados dirixentes sindicais da clase obreira arxentina.

1961 -- US: The jail-in movement begins when students in Rock Hill, South Carolina are arrested & demand jail time rather than fines.

1968 -- Beatster Jack Kerouac's novel Vanity of Duluoz is published.

1970 -- US: After 136 days on strike, Fisher Body workers ratified a new agreement.

See John Zerzan's "Organized Labor versus 'The Revolt Against Work',"

1970 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Nearly 1/3 of Denver's school busses are dynamited.

Astronaut on the moon
1971 -- Outer Space: Say Texass Cheez? Alan Shepard is first MoonMan to golf on the moon.

Moon tree plaque; source

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1972 -- US: Over 500,000 irate letters arrive at CBS-TV, when word leaks out the network would air an edited-for-TV version of the X-rated movie, "The Demand".

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Chernoble skeleton icon, source
1972 -- US: DixyLand? Dixy Lee Ray[diation] becomes chair of the US Atomic Energy Commission. A nuclear reactor in every garage. Chernobyl is our middle name?
Source: ’Robert Braunwart’

1973 -- US: 200 American Indian Movement protesters clash with police for three days in Custer (!), South Dakota, over the murder of Wesley Bad Heart; 37 arrested.

I called her Mo-nah-se-tah, the name of the
beautiful daughter of the Cheyenne chief, Little Rock.
At first, she didn't particularly care for the name, which
means, "the young grass that shoots in the spring,"
but after I explained to her that Mo-nah-se-tah was
supposed to have had an illegitimate son by General
George Armstrong Custer she took to the name like a
duck to water.

— Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

Helene PATOU
1975 -- Hélène Patou (1902-1975) dies. French writer, militant anarchiste & néo-Malthusian. See 3 February 1902.

Leonard Peltier
1976 -- Canada: Native American activist Leonard Peltier is captured &, on the basis of fictitious affidavits generated by the FBI, is later extradited to the US. Federal prosecutors later admit they don't have a clue who committed the crime they convicted Peltier for.

The FBI is often fondly referred to, because of its criminal conduct in cases like this, as the Federal Bureau of Fabrication.

February 6 of each year has become THE INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH LEONARD PELTIER. Protest gatherings to publicize Peltier's plight & help gain his release are held around the world, from a few individuals in small towns, to thousands on the Internet registering their protest with elected officials & the White House.

1977 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Canada: Quebec PM Rene Levesque drives over a man lying in a Montreal street. Levesque is fined $25 for not wearing his glasses at the time of the accident.

1978 -- Homeless Bums?: Record snowfall of 27.1 inches over 32 hours brings the city of Boston to a standstill. The entire city closes, National Guard put on alert, as the storm continues, eventually causing 29 deaths & rendering 10,000 people homeless.

1983 -- Source=Robert Braunwart France: Nazi Klaus Barbie is charged in Lyon with crimes against humanity. Barbie ('Butcher of Lyons') was able to escape to South America with the aid of the US government following WWII as part of the infamous "Ratline" (the American plan to smuggle accused Nazi war criminals out of Europe).
See John Loftus' The Belarus Secret. For the Vatican's role in helping Nazi war criminals escape, see his book Unholy Trinity.

1983 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 18-hour miniseries "The Winds of War" (Herman Wouk) premiers on ABC TV.

1985 -- England: Peace camp evicted by the army at CIA base, Molesworth.

Berlin Wall, separating capitalists from capitalists during the Cold War, being torn down
1989 -- Last person shot to death crossing the Berlin Wall, Chris Gueffroy. Meanwhile, German citizens taking pieces of the wall grumble about the shoddy quality of the wall.

Painting: Sardines; people crammed in subway train
1989 -- Australia: A rain of sardines falls on Ipswich.

Many thousands of sardines, "Like a sheet of silver rain," fell around the house of Harold & Debra Degen of Rosewood, Australia, on February 6th, 1989.

The Degens gathered a bowlful for their cat & to keep as a souvenir; the rest were,"Gobbled by kookaburras." The fall was confined to two acres, according to the Ipswich police.

Source: "Look Out Below!" (No longer online.)

Painting: 'Sardines' (Damir Ceric; Oil on cupboard, 1998)

1990 -- Billy Idol breaks several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. He had been scheduled to have a major role in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" but because of the accident he has to give it up. Friends previously dismissed his prediction "something bad gonna happen" as just another idol threat.

1995 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Dr. Seuss animated cartoon "Daisy-Head Mayzie" premiers on WTNT.

1996 --
Source=Robert Braunwart US: Axis of Primeval? Government admits it shipped plutonium to 39 countries over the last 59 years (including Israel, South Africa, Iran & Iraq).

Free Peltier button
2001 -- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO FREE LEONARD PELTIER on the 25 anniversary of his arrest.

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Capital Attacks Education
2001 -- México: Striking students mark the anniversary of police raid ending their 10-month old strike a year ago today.

Students at México City's university had been on strike for greater say in the running of the institution & opposing the change of tuition from nearly free for all Mexicans to a cost of $140. per year.

2002 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Secretary of State Powell tells Congress there must be a "regime change in Iraq, & the US may have to do it alone". Congress laps up this call for recolonization.

2003 -- Source=Robert Braunwart North Korea: Government says it is entitled to make a preemptive attack on the US. (This follows the peaceloving Dubya Bush regime's declaration it will attack any country it deems fit for such benevolent treatment.)

Walter Morrison; source
2004 -- Scotland: Walter Morrison MBE, community activist in Glasgow, dies. Militant, active in the anti-nuclear Scottish Committee of 100.

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3000 --

"Many say that millions would die if the present techno-global fealty to work & the commodity were scrapped. But this overlooks many potentialities. For example, consider the vast numbers of people who would be freed from manipulative, parasitic, destructive pursuits for those of creativity, health & liberty."

       — John Zerzan

Car burning during demonstration

Protestor: George Bush, terrorist
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