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Wednesday February 6, 2019

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2019 was the 37th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1806
    Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1840
    Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1913
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 1978
    The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
  • 1981
    The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
  • 1996
    Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1577
    Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
  • 1818
    Jenaro Quesada y Matheus, Spanish nobleman and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1861
    Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist (d. 1953)
  • 1866
    Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
  • 1875
    Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1876
    Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (d. 1954)
  • 1925
    Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
  • 1957
    Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
  • 1968
    Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1972
    Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer

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