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)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
- 1833Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
- 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).
- 1918British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1933The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
- 1952Elizabeth 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.
- 1959Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- 1981The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
- 2027New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 6?
- 1347Dorothea of Montau, Catholic saint (d. 1394)
- 1582Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
- 1664Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1703)
- 1756Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
- 1852Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer (d. 1918)
- 1916John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
- 1931Mamie Van Doren, American actress
- 1940Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
- 1944Christine Boutin, French politician
- 1967Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
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