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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1820The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
- 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.
- 1900The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1952Elizabeth II becomes the first queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms since Queen Victoria upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
- 1959At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
- 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- 1989New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1989The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1582Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
- 1800Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
- 1912John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (d. 2003)
- 1926Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1934Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
- 1961Cam Cameron, American football coach
- 1982Elise Ray, American gymnast
- 1983Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
- 1983Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
- 1986Alice Greczyn, American actress
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