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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1885
    King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  • 1918
    Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1962
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1982
    Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1804
    Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
  • 1837
    Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
  • 1903
    Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
  • 1928
    Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
  • 1929
    Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
  • 1953
    Takashi Ishikawa, Japanese sumo and professional wrestler
  • 1956
    Betty Ong, Flight attendant of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001 (d. 2001)
  • 1965
    Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
  • 1980
    Stefano Di Fiordo, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Jeremy Sumpter, American actor

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