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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)

  • 1649
    The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1900
    The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1933
    The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
  • 1951
    The 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.
  • 1951
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1744
    Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 1772
    Karl von Kügelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
  • 1879
    Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
  • 1913
    Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
  • 1914
    Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1945
    Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
  • 1957
    Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
  • 1963
    Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • 1975
    Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist

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