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Sunday February 6, 2022

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2022 was the 37th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1817
    The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
  • 1843
    The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth II becomes the first queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms since Queen Victoria upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1465
    Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician (d. 1526)
  • 1772
    Karl von Kügelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
  • 1843
    Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
  • 1875
    Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1908
    Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1932
    François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
  • 1947
    Bill Staines, American singer and songwriter
  • 1963
    Quentin Letts, British journalist
  • 1969
    Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
  • 1984
    Antoine Wright, American basketball player

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