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Sunday February 5, 2017

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2017 is the 36th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 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
  • 1918
    SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1924
    The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
  • 1939
    Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
  • 1981
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 2000
    Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1589
    Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • 1934
    Hank Aaron. American baseball player
  • 1946
    Charlotte Rampling, British actress
  • 1972
    Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
  • 1976
    John Aloisi, Australian soccer player
  • 1980
    Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
  • 1982
    Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1982
    Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • 1987
    Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Neymar, Brazilian footballer

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