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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 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.

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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)

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
  • 1913
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1934
    Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 1959
    At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1978
    The 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.
  • 1987
    Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1769
    Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
  • 1878
    Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer (d. 1953)
  • 1897
    Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
  • 1917
    Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
  • 1942
    James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1943
    Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
  • 1964
    Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian film director and actor
  • 1970
    Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • 1984
    Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
  • 1992
    Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer

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