February 6: Day of the Week
February 6, 2020 was the 37th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 329 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
- 1820The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1958Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
- 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- 1970New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1981The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
- 1989The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
- 1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1756Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
- 1781John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, British noble and officer (d. 1844)
- 1818Henry Litolff, British musician and composer (d. 1891)
- 1834Edwin Klebs, German-born Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
- 1866Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
- 1892Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
- 1927Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (d. 1992)
- 1950Natalie Cole, American singer
- 1958Barry Miller, American actor
- 1960Megan Gallagher, American actress
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