About February 5

February 5, 2022 is the 36th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 351 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 5

  • 1597
    A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
  • 1631
    Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
  • 1783
    In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
  • 1852
    The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
  • 1869
    The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
  • 1900
    The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 1913
    Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1918
    Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1945
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
  • 1946
    The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • 1958
    A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
  • 1958
    Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 1962
    French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
  • 1962
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  • 1982
    Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
  • 2000
    Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2004
    Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2008
    A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
  • 2009
    The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

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