February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2017 was the 32nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1662The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
- 1796The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
- 1861American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
- 1893Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1920The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
- 1965The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- 1989The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- 1991A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the death of 34 persons, and the injury of 30 others.
- 2041New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1663Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
- 1873Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
- 1894John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- 1901Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
- 1902Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
- 1905Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
- 1934Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
- 1954Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
- 1980Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
- 1984Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
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