Holidays and Observances
2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 6, include:
- Canadian Maple Syrup Day
- Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 6, 2016 (First Saturday in February)
- International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
- Lame Duck Day
- National Chopsticks Day
- Ronald Reagan Day (California only)
- Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 6, 2016 (First Saturday in February)
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 6, are:
- Burn Awareness Week - February 1-7, 2016
- Catholic Schools Week - January 31, 2016 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
- Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016
- National Meat Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
- National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
- Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
- 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)
- World Leprosy Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 6, 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.
- A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
- If a date is a movable 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.
World Festivals and Events
- Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
- Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
- Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
- Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 28 - February 7, 2016 (St. Paul, MN)
- Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
- Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 5-10, 2016 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event.
- Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
The Astrological Sign for February 6 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
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
- 1756 – Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States between 1801-05 (d. 1836)
- 1895 – George Herman, (Babe Ruth), American baseball player (d. 1948)
- 1911 – Ronald Reagan, Actor and American politician, 33rd Governor of California, & 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
- 1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
- 1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
- 1931 – Rip Torn, American actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
- 1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor (M*A*S*H)
- 1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
- 1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
- 1950 - Natalie Cole, American Singer and daughter of Nat King Cole
- 1958 - 7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich
- 1991 – Danny Thomas, American singer, comedian, and actor (b. 1914)
- 1993 - Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975)
- 1994 - Jack Kirby, cartoonist, best known for X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk
- 1998 - Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys (b. 1946)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1995 - Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, leader and chief songwriter weds former model Melinda Ledbetter
Quote of the Day
On February 6, 2012, it was announced by California Governor, Jerry Brown, that in California this day will now be known as Ronald Reagan Day. Reagan served as Governor of California from 1967-1975, before going on to be elected the 40th President of the United States.
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 6 is a Yakisoba Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of today being National Chopsticks Day. Yakisoba is a type of Japanese noodle recipe that includes
stir fried meat, vegetables and noodles.
This Day in History
- 1778 - England declares war on France
- 1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1832 - 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
- 1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
- 1861 - English Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
- 1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
- 1942 – During World War II, the United Kingdom declares war on Thailand
- 1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
- 1862 - General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
- 1865 - Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
- 1891 - 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
- 1911 - 1st retirement home opened in Prescott, Arizona
- 1933 - Highest recorded sea wave in Pacific hurricane (112 feet)
- 1935 - Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time
- 1948 - 1st radio controlled airplane is flown
- 1987 - Sonny Bono announces he is running for mayor of
Palm Springs, California. He would win the election and eventually win a
seat in Congress.
- 1987 - No smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
- 1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
This Day in Music
- 1943 - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's, Your Hit Parade
- 1964 - Tickets for the first Beatles appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show sell out
- 1965 - The Temptations' My Girl hits #1
- 1965 - The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' hits #1
- 1981- Paul McCartney records vocals for George Harrison's All Those Years Ago, which is a tribute to John Lennon. Ringo Starr also played on the song.
- 1982 - The J Geils Band Centrefold started a six week run at #1
- 1982 - The J Geils Band's album Freeze- Frame started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart
- 1988 - Tiffany's, Could've Been started a two week run at #1
- 2005 - Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the US album chart with Be As You Are
This Day in Sports
- 1932 - 1st Olympic dog sled race occurs in Lake Placid, NY as a demonstration sport
- 1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
- 1958 - Ted Williams signs with the Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid at the time
- 1967 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
- 1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
- 1968 - Former US President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
- 1970 - NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland added
- 1971 - 1st time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard)
- 1987 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
- 1990 - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
- 2005 - Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 vs the Philadelphia Eagles
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A substance that induces lactation
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