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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 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.

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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.

February 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 506
    Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
  • 1542
    Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
  • 1887
    In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  • 1927
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1934
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
  • 1935
    Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
  • 1946
    The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1974
    The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.

Who were born on February 2?

  • 1455
    King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
  • 1849
    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
  • 1888
    Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
  • 1925
    Elaine Stritch, American actress
  • 1927
    Doris Sams, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
  • 1972
    Melvin Mora, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975
    Niclas Wallin, Swedish hockey player
  • 1982
    Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
  • 1990
    Dan Gosling, English footballer

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