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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 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.

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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.
  • 1778
    South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1852
    The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1859
    Wallachia 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.
  • 1918
    SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1626
    Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1908
    Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)
  • 1915
    Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1935
    Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
  • 1948
    Errol Morris, American film director
  • 1952
    Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1953
    John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1954
    Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • 1962
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
  • 1978
    Brian Russell, American football player

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