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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1788Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1806Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
- 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.
- 1934Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
- 1987Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
- 1989The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
- 2000Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
- 2027New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1608Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
- 1832John Brown Gordon, American politician (d. 1904)
- 1834Edwin Klebs, German-born Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
- 1905Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer (d. 1980)
- 1929Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
- 1931Ricardo Vidal, Filipino Roman Catholic Cardinal
- 1942Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
- 1944Willie Tee, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
- 1957Simon Phillips, Drummer (Toto)
- 1981Ricky Barnes, American professional golfer
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