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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 962
    Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
  • 1536
    Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1901
    Funeral of Queen Victoria.
  • 1920
    France occupies Memel.
  • 1920
    The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
  • 1934
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
  • 1946
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 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?

  • 1717
    Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
  • 1882
    James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
  • 1889
    Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general, posthumous Marshal of France (d. 1952)
  • 1892
    Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (d. 1959)
  • 1902
    Jane Ising, German-born wife of Ernst Ising
  • 1908
    Wes Ferrell, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1929
    Věra Chytilová, Czech director
  • 1949
    Ross Valory, American musician (Journey)
  • 1962
    Michael T. Weiss, American actor
  • 1977
    Libor Sionko, Czech football player

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