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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)

  • 1790
    In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 1918
    Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1919
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1946
    Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
  • 1957
    Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • 1982
    Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
  • 1991
    A 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.
  • 2005
    King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
  • 2009
    Jóhanna 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?

  • 1635
    Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
  • 1878
    Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
  • 1884
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (d. 1937)
  • 1894
    John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1940
    Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1944
    Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
  • 1961
    Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
  • 1967
    Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
  • 1985
    Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
  • 1987
    Montario Hardesty, American football player

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