February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2019 was the 32nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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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)
- 1790In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
- 1835Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1919New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1946Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
- 1957Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
- 1982Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
- 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.
- 2005King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
- 2009Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is chosen the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay head of government in the modern world.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1635Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
- 1878Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
- 1884Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (d. 1937)
- 1894John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- 1940Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
- 1944Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
- 1961Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
- 1967Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
- 1985Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
- 1987Montario Hardesty, American football player
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