🗓️ On This Day - February 5th

If we take a walk back through history, we’ll see that February 5th was no ordinary day in any sense! In fact, throughout the decades and centuries even, it has proven to be a pretty important date on record - whether or not you’re already celebrating today, here are some of the most important things to have ever taken place on February 5th in times gone by.

On this day

General Hospital of Mexico

Mexico’s General Hospital saw inauguration.

On February 5th 1905, the General Hospital of Mexico was inaugurated. Although it started with four basic areas, the hospital is still up and running today and is a leader in pharmaceutical developments for the country!

Bakelite Telephones

The birth of Bakelite!

On this day back in 1907, Leo Baekeland - a chemist based in Belgium - announced the creation of Bakelite. Although it may not sound too familiar to you, it was the first-ever synthetic plastic used for a variety of manufacture!

Farman MF.7 hydroplane

Naval missions took to the skies!

February 5th 1913 marks the maiden naval air mission - it was performed by two Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraintinis. They completed their project in a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.

Mexico Facts

Mexico laid down some ground rules.

Back in 1917, February 5th was the day that Mexico’s current constitution was put into place - it created a federal republic with the powers separated into three different branches; executive, judicial, and legislative.

Woman Facts

The Immigration Act of 1917 was passed in the United States.

In 1917, the Congress of the United States passed the Immigration Act on February 5th. It was created to reduce immigration by imposing literacy tests on any foreign visitors arriving into the US. The act was passed despite President Woodrow Wilson’s veto - he didn’t think it had a place in the constitution!

United Artists

Artists united for the first time.

The American production and distribution company United Artists was launched in 1919. It was created by Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin!

Special Days Falling on February 5th

If you’re one to appreciate a good national holiday, then February 5th will come as no disappointment! There is so much to appreciate on this special day, and here are just some of the most nationally and internationally recognised reasons to celebrate.

World Nutella Day

Nutella is definitely one of life’s great treats, whether it’s in a freshly baked donut, on a pancake, or even straight out of the jar, this smooth chocolatey spread is definitely a favorite among most of us! And today is the day we all get to appreciate this spread truly! So, get yourself a large pot of Nutella, and have it on everything today!

National Shower With A Friend Day

National Shower With A Friend Day

Believe it or not, this oddly named day was actually created to raise awareness about the benefits of showering with filtered water! So, however you want to celebrate, be safe! And try to talk with your loved ones about the benefit of using filtered water in their showers!

a pint of beer

National Weatherperson’s Day

Weather people work every day around this country to bring us the all-important news of what our skies are going to look like. And it definitely can’t be easy telling everyone on most days during the winter that it’s going to be cold and a bit grim! Today’s the day to give thanks to all our hard-working meteorologists.

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