February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2018 was the 32nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 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.
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February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1796The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
- 1876A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires”, to disband.
- 1960Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
- 1974A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
- 1974Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- 1978Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
- 1996The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
- 1998Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
- 2003New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 2003Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1884Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
- 1894James P. Johnson, American composer (d. 1955)
- 1901Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
- 1915Stanley Matthews, English footballer (d. 2000)
- 1921Patricia Robins (alias Claire Lorrimer), British writer
- 1931Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
- 1939Joe Sample, American jazz pianist
- 1942Muna Wassef, Syrian/Arab actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
- 1955Ernie Camacho, baseball player
- 1973Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
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