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.
February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1327Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
- 1793French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
- 1814Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- 1835Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
- 1884The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1942World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
- 1946Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
- 1986New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1905Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
- 1906Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
- 1926Shane Devine, United States Federal Judge (d. 1999)
- 1930Shahabuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
- 1939Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
- 1939Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist
- 1939Paul Gillmor, American politician (d. 2007)
- 1961Volker Fried, German field hockey player
- 1964Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer
- 1970Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
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