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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 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1918
    Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
  • 1946
    Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1905
    Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1906
    Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Shane Devine, United States Federal Judge (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Shahabuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
  • 1939
    Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1939
    Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist
  • 1939
    Paul Gillmor, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1961
    Volker Fried, German field hockey player
  • 1964
    Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer
  • 1970
    Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)

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