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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1843
    The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1934
    Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1951
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1959
    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1976
    In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1772
    Karl von Kügelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
  • 1797
    Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian statesman and general (d. 1853)
  • 1866
    Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
  • 1911
    Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
  • 1946
    Jim Turner, American politician
  • 1960
    Frank Jeske, East German footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1967
    Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1968
    Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1985
    Kris Humphries, American basketball player

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