February 5

February 5

Constitution Day (Mexico)
Kashmir Day (Pakistan)
Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation (San Marino)
National Weatherperson's Day (United States)
Runeberg's Birthday, where Runeberg's tart are made specially for the holiday. (Finland)
Unity Day (Burundi)

Events
62 – Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1783 – In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
1869 – The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
1885 – King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
1917 – The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1962 – French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
1971 – Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
2009 – The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

 

 

 

 

 



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