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.
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)
- 1631Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1852The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 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.
- 1981New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1997The 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?
- 1505Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
- 1930John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
- 1961Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
- 1962Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
- 1973Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
- 1975Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer
- 1982Dionysis Makris, Greek singer
- 1982Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
- 1986Ashley Simmons, American professional wrestler
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