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Friday February 5, 2016

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2016 was the 36th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1576
    Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1631
    Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1859
    Wallachia 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.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1937
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1976
    The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
  • 1988
    Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
  • 2019
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1626
    Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1900
    Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)
  • 1922
    Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1932
    Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1953
    Takashi Ishikawa, Japanese sumo and professional wrestler
  • 1965
    Keith Moseley, American musician (The String Cheese Incident)
  • 1968
    Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1976
    Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1980
    Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
  • 1991
    Alba Riquelme, Paraguayan model

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