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Tuesday February 6, 2018

February 6: Day of the Week

February 6, 2018 was the 37th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1649
    The 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.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
  • 2027
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1838
    Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
  • 1879
    Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
  • 1894
    Kirpal Singh, Indian religious figure (d. 1974)
  • 1918
    Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Mike Farrell, American actor
  • 1949
    Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
  • 1968
    Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1970
    Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • 1983
    Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1992
    Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer

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