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Friday February 1, 2019

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.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2019

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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)

  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
  • 1924
    The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
  • 1965
    The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
  • 1968
    Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
  • 1993
    Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
  • 1998
    Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 2003
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 2004
    251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2005
    King 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?

  • 1884
    Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
  • 1887
    Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1901
    Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
  • 1937
    Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
  • 1946
    Gerhard Welz, German footballer
  • 1947
    Normie Rowe, Australian singer
  • 1955
    Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • 1974
    David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
  • 1987
    Montario Hardesty, American football player
  • 1996
    Alex Bausch, Pokemon League Champion and Sole Apocalypse Survivor

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