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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.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016

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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)

  • 1782
    Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1946
    The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 1958
    A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
  • 1958
    Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 1976
    The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
  • 1981
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
  • 2009
    The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1840
    Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
  • 1848
    Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • 1911
    Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1943
    Craig Morton, American football player
  • 1943
    Michael Mann, American film director
  • 1950
    Jonathan Freeman, American actor
  • 1953
    John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1969
    Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • 1978
    Shawn Reaves, American actor
  • 1990
    Marvin Knoll, German footballer

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