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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)

  • 1631
    Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1852
    The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1913
    Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1939
    Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
  • 1941
    World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  • 1963
    The 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.
  • 1981
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1997
    The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1505
    Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • 1930
    John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
  • 1961
    Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1962
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
  • 1973
    Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
  • 1975
    Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer
  • 1982
    Dionysis Makris, Greek singer
  • 1982
    Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • 1986
    Ashley Simmons, American professional wrestler

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