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.
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)
- 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
- 1788Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
- 1840Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
- 1900The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
- 1951New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1958Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
- 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- 1996Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1639Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
- 1883Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
- 1908Edward Lansdale, American United States Air Force, CIA and OSS officer (d. 1987)
- 1946Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1949Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
- 1967Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
- 1969David Hayter, American voice actor
- 1971Brian Stepanek, American actor
- 1984Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
- 1985Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
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