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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 62
    Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
  • 1597
    A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  • 1631
    Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
  • 1885
    King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  • 1924
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1946
    The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 1994
    During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
  • 2004
    Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • 2004
    Twenty-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.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1808
    Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
  • 1900
    Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)
  • 1907
    Pierre Pflimlin, French Politician (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
  • 1952
    Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1980
    Jo Swinson, British politician
  • 1985
    Crystal Hunt, American actress
  • 1985
    Laurence Maroney, American football player

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