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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1631Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1913Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- 1917The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
- 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- 1924The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the “BBC pips”.
- 1941World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- 1943New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1971Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Who were born on February 5?
- 1804Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
- 1903Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
- 1922Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
- 1953John Beilein, American basketball coach
- 1962Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
- 1966Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
- 1976Tony Jaa, Thai actor
- 1977Ahmad Merritt, American football player
- 1980Jo Swinson, British politician
- 1987Darren Criss, American actor, singer
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