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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1817The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
- 1843The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
- 1899Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1922The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
- 1942World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
- 1951The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
- 1958Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
- 1989New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1736Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
- 1866Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
- 1905Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
- 1917Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
- 1918Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
- 1951Kevin Whately, English actor
- 1957Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
- 1972David Binn, American football player
- 1980Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
- 1982Elise Ray, American gymnast
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