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Wednesday February 5, 2020

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2020 was the 36th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 62
    Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
  • 1782
    Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1783
    In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 1918
    Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1972
    Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 1997
    The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
  • 2019
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 976
    Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
  • 1505
    Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • 1519
    René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • 1626
    Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1848
    Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (d. 1907)
  • 1878
    André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
  • 1880
    Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (d. 1973)
  • 1968
    Qasim Melho, Syrian actor
  • 1976
    Tony Jaa, Thai actor
  • 1984
    Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer

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