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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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1852The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
- 1859Wallachia 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.
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 1917The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 2004Twenty-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.
- 2019New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1810Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
- 1930John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
- 1941Stephen J. Cannell. American television producer and writer (d. 2010)
- 1943Michael Mann, American film director
- 1959Jennifer Granholm American politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
- 1963Steven Shainberg, American film director
- 1964Alexia, Cypriot singer
- 1977Ahmad Merritt, American football player
- 1980Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
- 1988Kevin J. Maclean, Scottish singer-songwriter
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