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)
- 1793French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
- 1861American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
- 1924The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- 1965The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- 1968Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
- 1993Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
- 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.
- 2004251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
- 2005King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1884Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
- 1887Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
- 1901Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
- 1937Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
- 1946Gerhard Welz, German footballer
- 1947Normie Rowe, Australian singer
- 1955Ernie Camacho, baseball player
- 1974David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
- 1987Montario Hardesty, American football player
- 1996Alex Bausch, Pokemon League Champion and Sole Apocalypse Survivor
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