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)
- 62Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
- 1576Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
- 1782Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
- 1810Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1943New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1962French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
- 1988Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- 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?
- 1903Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
- 1919Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1936K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Kannada Poet
- 1965Keith Moseley, American musician (The String Cheese Incident)
- 1969Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
- 1975Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
- 1976Brian Moorman, American football player
- 1978Brian Russell, American football player
- 1987Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1989Jeremy Sumpter, American actor
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