February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2021 was the 36th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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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.
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February 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- 1900The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
- 1917The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
- 1917The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
- 1918SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
- 1924New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1937President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 2004Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1788Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
- 1837Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
- 1910Charles Leblond, Canadian cell biologist (d. 2007)
- 1917Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress
- 1933Jörn Donner, Finnish writer/director
- 1939Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist
- 1959Jennifer Granholm American politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
- 1967Frederick Pitcher, Nauruan politician
- 1982Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
- 1986Billy Sharp, English footballer
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