February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2021 is the 36th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1631Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
- 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- 1937President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1958Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 1997The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
- 2019New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1837Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
- 1942Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
- 1943Craig Morton, American football player
- 1947Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
- 1971Sara Evans, American singer
- 1973Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
- 1980Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
- 1981Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
- 1981Nora Zehetner, American actress
- 1982Wheesung, Korean R&B singer
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