February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2019 was the 36th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1782Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1976The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
- 1981New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 2000Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1589Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
- 1725James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
- 1930John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
- 1964Duff McKagan, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
- 1980Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
- 1980Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty
- 1982Wheesung, Korean R&B singer
- 1985Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
- 1989Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
- 1989Jeremy Sumpter, American actor
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