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)
- 62Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
- 1597A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
- 1852The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
- 1885King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1945World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1981New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1994Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1837Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
- 1915Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
- 1917Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress
- 1919Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1921John Pritchard, British conductor (d. 1989)
- 1937Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
- 1953Loretta Tofani, American journalist
- 1961Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
- 1969Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
- 1972Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
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