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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 62
    Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
  • 1782
    Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1972
    Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1519
    René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • 1608
    Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
  • 1703
    Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
  • 1804
    Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
  • 1908
    Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1917
    Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress
  • 1929
    Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
  • 1948
    Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • 1966
    Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
  • 1986
    Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer

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