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)
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
- 1840Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
- 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.
- 1899Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 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.
- 1970New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1976In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
- 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.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1582Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
- 1605Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
- 1608Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
- 1866Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
- 1899Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
- 1925Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
- 1931Rip Torn, American actor
- 1941Spencer Silver, American chemist
- 1966Rick Astley, British singer
- 1990Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player
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