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Sunday February 5, 2017

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2017 was the 36th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.

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February 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1783
    In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  • 1972
    Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 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?

  • 1505
    Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • 1650
    Anne-Jules, French general (d. 1708)
  • 1889
    Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
  • 1923
    Claude King, American musician
  • 1928
    Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
  • 1946
    Charlotte Rampling, British actress
  • 1948
    Christopher Guest, American film actor and director
  • 1973
    Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Darren Criss, American actor, singer
  • 1989
    Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress

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