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Monday February 5, 2018

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2018 was the 36th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1810
    Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1818
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1852
    The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1919
    Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
  • 1982
    Ugo 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.
  • 1988
    Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 2004
    Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
  • 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?

  • 1804
    Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
  • 1911
    Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1919
    Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
  • 1944
    Al Kooper, American musician
  • 1956
    Betty Ong, Flight attendant of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001 (d. 2001)
  • 1975
    Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer
  • 1982
    Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1982
    Wheesung, Korean R&B singer
  • 1985
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer

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