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Wednesday February 1, 2023

February 1: Day of the Week

February 1, 2023 was the 32nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2023

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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 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1709
    Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
  • 1713
    The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1790
    In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
  • 1796
    The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
  • 1897
    Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1924
    The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • 1986
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1663
    Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
  • 1796
    Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1884
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (d. 1937)
  • 1905
    Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Patricia Robins (alias Claire Lorrimer), British writer
  • 1938
    Niculiţă Secrieriu, Romanian painter (d. 2002)
  • 1946
    Gerhard Welz, German footballer
  • 1958
    Ryo Horikawa, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967
    Meg Cabot, American author
  • 1979
    Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer

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