February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2019 was the 36th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1782Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
- 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
- 1917The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
- 1943New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1946The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
- 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.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 2004Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1837Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
- 1840Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
- 1922Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
- 1928Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
- 1929Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
- 1935Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
- 1942Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
- 1946Charlotte Rampling, British actress
- 1980Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
- 1994Saki Nakajima, Japanese singer
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