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Friday February 6, 2015

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2015 was the 37th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2015

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 1913
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1918
    British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
  • 1933
    The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1608
    Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
  • 1639
    Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1736
    Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
  • 1843
    Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
  • 1866
    Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
  • 1899
    Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
  • 1936
    J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1962
    Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek politician
  • 1980
    Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
  • 1982
    Alice Eve, English actress

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