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Wednesday February 1, 2017

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1327
    Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
  • 1790
    In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
  • 1908
    King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
  • 1920
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
  • 1974
    Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
  • 1986
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1991
    A 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.
  • 1993
    Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
  • 2004
    251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1851
    Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • 1872
    Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
  • 1873
    Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • 1921
    Peter Sallis, English actor
  • 1931
    Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
  • 1937
    Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)
  • 1938
    Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
  • 1966
    Vasilis Dimitriadis, Greek footballer
  • 1982
    Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1987
    Wu Jingyu, Chinese taekwondo practitioner

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