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)
- 962Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
- 1032Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
- 1887In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
- 1925The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 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.
- 1971Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- 1976The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
- 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?
- 1905Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)
- 1912Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (d. 1997)
- 1924Jack Clemmons, American law enforcement officer (d. 1998)
- 1940David Jason, English actor
- 1954Christie Brinkley, American model
- 1975Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
- 1978Barry Ferguson, Scottish football player
- 1980Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
- 1984Rudi Wulf, New Zealand rugby player
- 1993Ravel Morrison, English footballer
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