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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 1939
    Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
  • 1962
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 1997
    The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1908
    Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1911
    Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1923
    Fatmawati, Indonesian First Lady
  • 1935
    Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
  • 1937
    Stuart Damon, American actor
  • 1948
    Barbara Hershey, American actress
  • 1952
    Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1968
    Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1971
    Sara Evans, American singer
  • 1986
    Billy Sharp, English footballer

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