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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1576Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
- 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.
- 1917The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
- 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- 1943New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1946The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
- 1976The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
- 2000Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
- 2008A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1795Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
- 1909Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish composer and violinist (d. 1969)
- 1928Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
- 1935Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
- 1944Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
- 1976Tony Jaa, Thai actor
- 1977Ben Ainslie, British sailor
- 1980Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty
- 1982Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
- 1989Jeremy Sumpter, American actor
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