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Events of February 5th:

February 5th is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of the year (330 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 5th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 5th:

1788 Robert Peel (British Prime Minister)

1878 André Citroën (French industrialist)

André Citroën

1900 Adlai Stevenson (US politician)

1914 William Burroughs (author)

1948 Barbara Hershey (actress)

1948 Sven-Göran Eriksson (soccer manager)

1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh (actress)

1969 Bobby Brown (singer)

Bobby Brown

1985 Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer player)

February 5th in History:

1885 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes Congo as a personal possession.

1909 Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the discovery of the world's first synthetic plastic, bakelite.

1922 First issue of Reader's Digest published.

1924 GMT radio time signal first transmitted from Royal Observatory Greenwich.

1936 Charlie Chaplin releases the last silent movie: Modern Times

1960 CERN's first particle accelerator becomes operational at Geneva, Switzerland.

1971 Apollo 14 (3rd successful manned lunar mission) lands on the moon.

1988 Comic Relief holds first "Red Nose Day" which raises money in the UK for charity.

1988 US indicts Panamanian ruler, Manuel Noriega, on drug-smuggling and money-laundering charges.

Manuel Noriega

February 5th is also:

Feast of Saint Agatha (Catholicism)

Saint Agatha

Kashmir Day (Pakistan)


People born on February 5th are Aquarius


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