- February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year (330 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 4
- Next day is February 6.
February 5th Deaths (Here)
February 5 Events:
AD 62 – Earthquake in Pompeii Italy
1576 – Henry of Navarre renounces Catholicism at Tours & rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
1597 – Group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new Japanese government for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1631 – Roger Williams emigrates to Boston.
1649 – The claimant King Charles II of England & Scotland is declared King of Scotland, by the Parliament of Scotland (not followed by the Parliament of England or the Parliament of Ireland).
1778 – South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1782 – Spanish defeat British forces & capture Minorca.
1783 – Sequence of strong earthquakes begin in Calabria.
1818 – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden & Norway.
1859 – Wallachia & Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire (later becomes the modern Romanian state).
1885 – King Léopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
1900 – The United States & the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
1917 – The current constitution of Mexico is adopted.
1917 – Asiatic Barred Zone Act - Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. It forbade immigration from nearly all of south & southeast Asia.
1918 – Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane.
1919 – United Artists launched by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, & D.W. Griffith.
1924 – The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
1937 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.
1945 – General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila (World War II).
1946 – The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
1958 – Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
1958 – Tybee Bomb, a hydrogen bomb, is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1962 – French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh begins (Vietnam War).
1972 – Bob Douglas - 1st African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
1988 – Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling & money laundering charges.
1994 – Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
1997 – Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors & their families.
2004 – Morecambe Bay cockle picker tragedy - 23 Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England.
2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
2009 – The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging both the ship and the coral reef.
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