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.
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)
- 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 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.
- 1962French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
- 1963The European Court of Justice’s ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
- 1971Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- 1981New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1982Ugo 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.
- 2009The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1906John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
- 1934Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey commentator
- 1937Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
- 1978Brian Russell, American football player
- 1980Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
- 1980Stefano Di Fiordo, Italian footballer
- 1982Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
- 1982Dionysis Makris, Greek singer
- 1982Kevin Everett, American football player
- 1986Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
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