February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2022 was the 36th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1778South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 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
- 1937President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1958A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
- 1988Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- 2000New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 2008A 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?
- 1840Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
- 1908Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
- 1936K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Kannada Poet
- 1937Gaston Roelants, Belgian athlete
- 1941Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
- 1977Adam Everett, American baseball player
- 1980Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
- 1981Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
- 1986Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
- 1987Darren Criss, American actor, singer
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