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Thursday February 2, 2017

February 2: Day of the Week

February 2, 2017 was the 33rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1207
    Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
  • 1536
    Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1812
    Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
  • 1899
    The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 1908
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1934
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
  • 1957
    Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1989
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
  • 2004
    Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.

Who were born on February 2?

  • 1650
    Nell Gwynne, English actress and royal mistress (d. 1687)
  • 1860
    Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
  • 1931
    Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1948
    Roger Williamson, English racecar driver (d. 1973)
  • 1949
    Duncan Bannatyne, Scottish entrepreneur
  • 1955
    Virginia Leng, British equestrian
  • 1962
    Andy Fordham, English darts player
  • 1967
    Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
  • 1977
    Libor Sionko, Czech football player
  • 1980
    Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player

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