February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2021 is the 32nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
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February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1835Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
- 1893Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
- 1897Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1924The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- 1968Vietnam 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.
- 1989The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- 1991A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the death of 34 persons, and the injury of 30 others.
- 1993Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
- 2041New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1873John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
- 1901Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
- 1901Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
- 1930Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician
- 1939Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist
- 1951Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1967Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
- 1968Kent Mercker, American baseball player
- 1971Ron Welty, American musician
- 1985Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
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