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Thursday February 5, 2015

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2015 was the 36th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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February 2015

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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)

  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1917
    The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1941
    World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
  • 1972
    Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1810
    Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1930
    John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Stephen J. Cannell. American television producer and writer (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Michael Mann, American film director
  • 1959
    Jennifer Granholm American politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
  • 1963
    Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • 1964
    Alexia, Cypriot singer
  • 1977
    Ahmad Merritt, American football player
  • 1980
    Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
  • 1988
    Kevin J. Maclean, Scottish singer-songwriter

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