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)
- 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.
- 1913New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1922The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
- 1933The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
- 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.
- 1959At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
- 1996Willamette 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.
- 2000Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1582Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
- 1829Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
- 1830Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
- 1892William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
- 1905Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
- 1912John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (d. 2003)
- 1936J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
- 1939Mike Farrell, American actor
- 1969Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
- 1979Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
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