February 2: Day of the Week
February 2, 2017 is the 33rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 506Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
- 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.
- 1920France occupies Memel.
- 1925Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
- 1935Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
- 1965New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1966Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- 1976The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
- 1990Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1754Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French diplomat and statesman (d. 1838)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1861Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1949)
- 1912Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)
- 1918Hella S. Haasse, Dutch writer
- 1927Stan Getz, American musician (d. 1991)
- 1950Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1954Christie Brinkley, American model
- 1962Andy Fordham, English darts player
- 1983Alex Westaway, British musician
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