February 6: Day of the Week
February 6, 2016 was the 37th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
- 1788Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1862American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
- 1913New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1922The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
- 1934Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
- 1942World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
- 1959At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
- 1978The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
- 1987Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1769Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
- 1878Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer (d. 1953)
- 1897Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
- 1917Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
- 1942James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
- 1943Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
- 1964Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian film director and actor
- 1970Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
- 1984Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
- 1992Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer
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