Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6

February 6

Sports World Vol. 10 No. 3, February 6, 1982
On the Cover: Jean Saburit
with inset of President Ferdinand Marcos and champion marathoner Waldemar Cierpinski

Events that happened on February 6
1899 – The U.S. Senate formally ratified the Treaty of Paris between the U.S. and Spain. This gave the U.S. military a free hand in the subjugation of the Philippines.
1905 – The title of “Civil Governor” for the American administrator of the Philippines was replaced with “Governor-General” by the U.S. Congress. Luke Edward Wright was the first American governor-general of the Philippines.
1957 – Claro M. Recto made his historic speech against American colonialism.
1964 – Camp Murphy was renamed Camp Emilio Aguinaldo.
2012 – A Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Negros and Cebu islands devastating several towns causing landslide, the collapse of bridges and buildings. Its epicenter was on the town of Tayasan. It also revealed a new fault line running about 30 to 50 kilometers underwater between the two islands.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 6:
The Life and Works of Marcelo Adonay, Volume 1.


1848 – Marcelo Adonay, musician and composer of church music during the Spanish era – in Pakil, Laguna. (d. February 8, 1928)


1902 – Juan M. Elizalde, guerilla leader and World War II hero. (d. August 30, 1944)
1931 – Ricardo Jamin Vidal, Catholic cardinal priest – in Mogpog, Marinduque (d. October 18, 2017).
Picture of Eddie Gutierrez during his mid-20s

1942 – Eddie Gutierrez (full name Jorge Eduardo Pickett Gutierrez), actor – in Manila.

30-year-old Eva Gabor on the cover of
Life (February 6, 1950).
Picture Trivia
          Eva Gabor (1919-1995) was the first among the three Gabor sisters (Zsa Zsa and Magda are the other two) to come to the United States. She went with her husband, Eric Valdemar Drimmer, a Swedish osteopath, in 1939, after their marriage in London.
          Do you know the first American film she appeared in? This was in Forced Landing (1941), starring Richard Arlen (1899-1976), where Eva Gabor played the role of Johanna van Deuren.

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