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Sunday February 5, 2017

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2017 was the 36th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1869
    The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 1917
    The 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.
  • 1924
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1946
    The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 1958
    A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
  • 1982
    Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 2000
    Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 976
    Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
  • 1725
    James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
  • 1908
    Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1936
    K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Kannada Poet
  • 1940
    H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
  • 1964
    Duff McKagan, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1972
    Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
  • 1982
    Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • 1985
    Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
  • 1986
    Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer

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