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Thursday February 6, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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.
  • 1778
    American 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.
  • 1788
    Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1900
    The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1934
    Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 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
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1989
    The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

Who were born on February 6?

  • 1582
    Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
  • 1830
    Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
  • 1834
    Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • 1839
    Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and neuropsychiatrist (d. 1907)
  • 1884
    Marcel Cohen, French linguist (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, inventor of the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Gigi Perreau, American actress
  • 1949
    Mike Batt, British composer
  • 1976
    Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
  • 1992
    Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer

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