February 6: Day of the Week
February 6, 2017 was the 37th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1817The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
- 1840Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
- 1843The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
- 1862American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
- 1933The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
- 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- 1989The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
- 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.
- 2027New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1612Antoine Arnauld, French theologian, philosopher and mathematician (d. 1694)
- 1748Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher (d. 1830)
- 1852C. Lloyd Morgan, British zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
- 1908Edward Lansdale, American United States Air Force, CIA and OSS officer (d. 1987)
- 1945Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
- 1950Jane Gordon-Cumming, British writer
- 1957Robert Townsend, American actor
- 1961Yuri Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut
- 1969Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
- 1982Elise Ray, American gymnast
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