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.
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.
- 1536Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1812Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1899The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- 1908New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 1957Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
- 1966Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- 1989Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
- 2004Swiss 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?
- 1650Nell Gwynne, English actress and royal mistress (d. 1687)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1931Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
- 1948Roger Williamson, English racecar driver (d. 1973)
- 1949Duncan Bannatyne, Scottish entrepreneur
- 1955Virginia Leng, British equestrian
- 1962Andy Fordham, English darts player
- 1967Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
- 1977Libor Sionko, Czech football player
- 1980Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
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