February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2023 is the 36th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1900The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 1924New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1924The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1962French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
- 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?
- 976Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
- 1914Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1998)
- 1927Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
- 1934Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey commentator
- 1934Hank Aaron. American baseball player
- 1942James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)
- 1954Cliff Martinez, American musician
- 1967Frederick Pitcher, Nauruan politician
- 1969Bobby Brown, American singer
- 1986Billy Sharp, English footballer
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