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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

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February 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • 1814
    Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 1918
    Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1919
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • 1974
    A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
  • 1979
    Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
  • 1989
    The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
  • 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?

  • 1872
    Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1894
    James P. Johnson, American composer (d. 1955)
  • 1953
    Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • 1958
    Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • 1966
    Donna Edmondson, Playboy Playmate
  • 1966
    Michelle Akers, American soccer player
  • 1969
    Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 1979
    Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Kevin Martin, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Wu Jingyu, Chinese taekwondo practitioner

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