Holidays and Observances
2014 Daily Holidays that fall on February 5, include: Disaster Day National Chocolate Fondue Day National Primrose Day National Weatherperson's Day Western Monarch Day World Nutella Day 2014 Weekly Holidays that include February 5, are: African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7, 2014 Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 2-8, 2014 Burn Awareness Week - February 2-8, 2014 Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 2-8, 2014 (First Full Week of February) Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 2-8, 2014 (Week Before Valentines Day) International Friendship Week - February 3-7, 2014 International Networking Week - February 3-7, 2014 National Green Week - February 3-7, 2014 National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7, 2014 (First Week of February) National School Counseling Week - February 3-7, 2014 Pride in Food Services Week - February 3-7, 2014 (First Full Workweek of February) Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7 Women's Heart Week - February 1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February) 2014 Monthly Holidays that include February 5, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our
February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February. NOTE: A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above. If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for February 5 is an Aquarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are: Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
See our new
GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1855 – King C. Gillette, American businessman who founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932) 1864 – Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs (d. 1931) 1914 – George Reeves, American actor, best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program . (d. 1959) Adventures of Superman 1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress best known for Falcon Crest. She was also the first wife of Ronald Reagan, from 1940 to 1948. (d. 2007) 1928 – Walter Mondale, American politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States 1931 – Robert Duvall, American actor and director 1934 - Hank Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HR's, 1957 NL MVP) 1942 - Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys) 1946 – Diane Keaton, American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer (Annie Hall) 1953 – Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew and Dynasty) 1968 – Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer (Dancing with the Stars) 1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director 1975 – Bradley Cooper, American actor 1978 – January Jones, American actress (Mad Men and X-Men)
1933 – Calvin Coolidge, American politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872) 1995 - Doug McClure, US rodeo rider/actor (Virginian) (b. 1935) 2004 – Tug McGraw, American baseball player (b. 1944)
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 5, is a
Cauliflower Pea Salad, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
This Day in History
Here is what happened on February 5 across the years..... 1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England 1781 – During the American Revolutionary War, Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold. 1817 - 1st US Gas Co incorporated in Baltimore (coal gas for street lights) 1870 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience in Philadelphia 1900 - The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal 1904 - American occupation of Cuba ends 1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor. 1918 - 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane is Stephen W Thompson 1919 – The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded. 1922 - Reader's Digest Magazine is 1st published 1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States. 1931 - Maxine Dunlap, becomes the 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license 1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay. 1936 - National Wildlife Federation forms 1937 - 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, Modern Times, is released 1944 – The Daily Mail, a British paper, becomes the first transoceanic newspaper. 1945 - US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla 1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program. 1962 - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16 degrees 1967 - Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC) 1969 - US population reaches 200 million 1971 -
Apollo 14, the 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands. Alan
Shepard & Edward Mitchell walk on the Moon for 4 hrs. 1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program. 1973 - Comic strip, Hagar The Horrible, debuted 1973 - Funeral for LC William Nolde, the last US soldier killed in the Vietnam War 1974 - Patty Hearst is kidnapped 1980 - Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel 1982 - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana 1983 - Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial 1993 - R James Woolsey, becomes the 16th director of the CIA
This is an amazing photo of the construction of the
Golden Gate Bridge which began on February 5, 1933. The original picture was in black/white and it indicated it was taken sometime in 1935. It does not look to me, like this man has on any kind of safety harness or anything!! Yikes!
This Day in Music
1940 - The Federal Communications Commission hears the first demonstration of FM radio. 1940 - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record Tuxedo Junction 1955 -The Fontaine Sisters' Hearts of Stone hits #1 1966 -The Marketts' Batman Theme enters the pop charts 1966 - Petula Clark's My Love hits #1 1968 - The Beatles' album Yellow Submarine is certified gold 1973 - Elton John's Crocodile Rock is certified gold 1977 - Mary MacGregor's Torn Between Two Lovers hits #1 1979 - The Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is certified gold 1983 - Toto went to #1 on the US singles with Africa; a #3 hit in the UK 1991 - Joni Mitchel inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame 1997 - Johnny Cash plays Coyote, Homer Simpson's imaginary guru on . Coyote tells Homer to buy more material possessions. The Simpsons 1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House for US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. 2003 - Little Richard guest stars on the "Special Edna" episode of . The Simpsons 2006 - The Rolling Stones played three songs during the half-time show of The Super Bowl in Detroit 2012 - The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show becomes the
most-watched television event in history, at 118 million views.
Performing artists include Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green
Africa, reaches #1 in the US on February 5, 1983
This Day in Sports
1921 - The Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium 1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion 1948 - Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion 1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy 1972 - Bob Douglas is 1st black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame 1977 - Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight 1977 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1977 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner 1978 - Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded 1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points 1998 - Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed an agreement to purchase
the Minnesota Vikings for over $200 million, an NFL franchise
record 2012 -
Quarterback Eli Manning wins his second Superbowl Most Valuable Player
Award after leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New
England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
comestible (adjective) 1. Suitable to be eaten; edible.
Wishing You a Great February 5th Today!
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