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)
- 1649The 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.
- 1685James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
- 1815New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
- 1817The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
- 1899Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
- 1942World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
- 1958Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
- 1970New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1978The 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.
- 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.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1461Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
- 1643Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1712)
- 1736Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
- 1879Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
- 1912Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
- 1925Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
- 1934Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
- 1942James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
- 1971Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
- 1981Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
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