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Saturday February 6, 2016

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.

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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)

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
  • 1840
    Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1900
    The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1951
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 1959
    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1996
    Willamette 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?

  • 1639
    Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1883
    Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
  • 1908
    Edward Lansdale, American United States Air Force, CIA and OSS officer (d. 1987)
  • 1946
    Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
  • 1967
    Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    David Hayter, American voice actor
  • 1971
    Brian Stepanek, American actor
  • 1984
    Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
  • 1985
    Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer

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