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Monday February 6, 2017

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth 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.
  • 1959
    At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1970
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1981
    The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1818
    William M. Evarts, American lawyer and statesman (d. 1901)
  • 1829
    Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
  • 1847
    Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect (d. 1918)
  • 1879
    Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1937)
  • 1897
    Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
  • 1916
    John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
  • 1939
    Mike Farrell, American actor
  • 1967
    Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    Tim Sherwood, English footballer

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