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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1597A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1924The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 2000New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 2004Twenty-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.
Who were born on February 5?
- 976Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
- 1848Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
- 1908Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)
- 1911Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
- 1923Claude King, American musician
- 1950Jonathan Freeman, American actor
- 1966Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
- 1977Adam Everett, American baseball player
- 1980Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
- 1989Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
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