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Wednesday February 5, 2020

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1597
    A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  • 1885
    King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
  • 1937
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1939
    Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th “Caudillo de España”, or Leader of Spain.
  • 1971
    Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  • 1988
    Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
  • 1994
    Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 2000
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

Who were born on February 5?

  • 1788
    Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
  • 1908
    Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)
  • 1915
    Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1919
    Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)
  • 1943
    Nolan Bushnell, American video game pioneer
  • 1948
    Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • 1966
    Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
  • 1971
    Sara Evans, American singer
  • 1981
    Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player

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