February 5: Day of the Week
February 5, 2020 was the 36th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1885King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
- 1937President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1971Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- 1988Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 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.
- 2009The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1788Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
- 1908Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)
- 1915Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
- 1919Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
- 1942James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)
- 1943Nolan Bushnell, American video game pioneer
- 1948Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
- 1966Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
- 1971Sara Evans, American singer
- 1981Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
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