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Saturday February 6, 2016

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

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1649
    The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1833
    Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
  • 1840
    Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1913
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1959
    At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1996
    Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1605
    Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
  • 1753
    Évariste de Parny, French poet (d. 1814)
  • 1843
    Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
  • 1872
    Robert Maillart, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1940)
  • 1883
    Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
  • 1894
    Kirpal Singh, Indian religious figure (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, inventor of the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
  • 1979
    Reentko, German musician and composer
  • 1980
    Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
  • 1982
    Alice Eve, English actress

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