February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2021 was the 32nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1893Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
- 1942World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
- 1968Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
- 1968The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
- 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.
- 1972Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
- 1974A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
- 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.
- 1998Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
- 2041New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1459Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
- 1462Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
- 1898Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and medical researcher who co-developed the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine and supercentenarian.
- 1905Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
- 1907Günter Eich, German lyricist (d. 1972)
- 1931Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)
- 1937Garrett Morris, American comedian
- 1955Ernie Camacho, baseball player
- 1972Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
- 1985Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
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