February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2020 was the 32nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1411The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
- 1796The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
- 1814Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- 1835Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
- 1919New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1946Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
- 1974A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
- 1979The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
- 1992The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1902Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
- 1942Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
- 1948Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
- 1958Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
- 1971Harald Martin Brattbakk, Norwegian footballer
- 1971Hynden Walch, American actress
- 1971Jill Kelly, American porn actress
- 1980Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
- 1988Mark Healey, British computer games developer
- 1991Luca Caldirola, Italian footballer
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