February 6: Day of the Week
February 6, 2017 was the 37th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
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February 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
- 1806Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
- 1815New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
- 1843The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
- 1899Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
- 1922The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1605Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
- 1608Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
- 1811Henry George Liddell, father of Alice Liddell (d. 1898)
- 1830Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
- 1854Tommaso Alberto Vittorio of Savoy-Genoa, Italian prince (d. 1931)
- 1894Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
- 1946Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1981Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
- 1983Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
- 1992Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer
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