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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1207Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
- 1542Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
- 1848California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
- 1876The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
- 1920France occupies Memel.
- 1920The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 1971Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- 1972The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
- 1984New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1455King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
- 1875Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist (d. 1962)
- 1897Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
- 1913Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
- 1949Brent Spiner, American actor
- 1960Jari Porttila, Finnish sports journalist
- 1962Paul Kilgus, American baseball player
- 1966Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player
- 1975Niclas Wallin, Swedish hockey player
- 1993Ravel Morrison, English footballer
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