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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1782Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
- 1783In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
- 1818Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- 1900The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
- 1918Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- 1919Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1972Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 1997The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
- 2019New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 5?
- 976Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
- 1505Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
- 1519René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
- 1626Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
- 1848Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (d. 1907)
- 1878André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
- 1880Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (d. 1973)
- 1968Qasim Melho, Syrian actor
- 1976Tony Jaa, Thai actor
- 1984Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer
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