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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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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.

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February 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1806
    Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
  • 1843
    The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1978
    The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
  • 1989
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1989
    The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1605
    Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
  • 1608
    Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
  • 1811
    Henry George Liddell, father of Alice Liddell (d. 1898)
  • 1830
    Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
  • 1854
    Tommaso Alberto Vittorio of Savoy-Genoa, Italian prince (d. 1931)
  • 1894
    Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • 1946
    Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1981
    Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
  • 1983
    Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • 1992
    Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer

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