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Friday February 5, 2021

February 5: Day of the Week

February 5, 2021 was the 36th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1782
    Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
  • 1859
    Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
  • 1869
    The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1918
    SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 1918
    Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1924
    The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
  • 1962
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1972
    Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 1976
    The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
  • 1988
    Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1534
    Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
  • 1878
    André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
  • 1948
    Errol Morris, American film director
  • 1951
    Russell Grant, British astrologer
  • 1963
    Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • 1968
    Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1977
    Ben Ainslie, British sailor
  • 1980
    Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
  • 1981
    Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
  • 1982
    Marc Kennedy, Canadian Curler

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