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)
- 62Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
- 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- 1869The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
- 1900The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
- 1924New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 1976The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
- 1997The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1534Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
- 1626Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
- 1703Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
- 1889Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
- 1923Fatmawati, Indonesian First Lady
- 1940Dick Warlock, Canadian actor and stuntman
- 1965Keith Moseley, American musician (The String Cheese Incident)
- 1968Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
- 1980Jo Swinson, British politician
- 1981Nora Zehetner, American actress
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