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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.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 1917
    The 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.
  • 1924
    The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 1994
    During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
  • 2004
    Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • 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?

  • 1848
    Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • 1907
    Pierre Pflimlin, French Politician (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1935
    Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
  • 1952
    Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1960
    Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • 1975
    Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
  • 1976
    Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1976
    Brian Moorman, American football player
  • 1977
    Adam Everett, American baseball player

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