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.
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)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
- 1833Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
- 1840Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
- 1862American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
- 1922The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
- 1934Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
- 1951The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
- 1970New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1998Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
- 2000Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1875Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
- 1905Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
- 1922Denis Norden, British television personality
- 1932Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
- 1932François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
- 1951Margo O'Donnell, Irish singer
- 1958Barry Miller, American actor
- 1981Calum Best, American model
- 1982Tank Lu, Taiwanese singer (Mandopop)
- 1992Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer
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