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Saturday February 6, 2021

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2021 was the 37th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 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).
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
  • 1913
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1461
    Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
  • 1772
    Sir George Murray, Scottish soldier and politician (d. 1830)
  • 1802
    Charles Wheatstone, English scientist and inventor (d. 1875)
  • 1849
    Ida Straus, American passenger aboard the Titanic (d.1912)
  • 1918
    Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    Bruno Stolorz, French rugby coach
  • 1960
    Megan Gallagher, American actress
  • 1967
    Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1968
    Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1970
    Per Frandsen, Danish footballer

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