February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2017 was the 36th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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February 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1783In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
- 1859Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
- 1869The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
- 1917The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
- 1918SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
- 1958Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- 1963The European Court of Justice’s ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
- 1971Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 2019New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1505Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
- 1650Anne-Jules, French general (d. 1708)
- 1889Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
- 1923Claude King, American musician
- 1928Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
- 1946Charlotte Rampling, British actress
- 1948Christopher Guest, American film actor and director
- 1973Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1987Darren Criss, American actor, singer
- 1989Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
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