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).
- 1884The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
- 1942World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
- 1946Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
- 1957Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
- 1979Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
- 1991A 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.
- 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.
- 1996The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
- 2022New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1552Edward Coke, English jurist and Member of Parliament (d. 1634)
- 1873Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
- 1874Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (d. 1929)
- 1897Denise Robins, (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (d. 1985)
- 1939Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
- 1947Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
- 1953Brendan Batson, English former footballer
- 1955Ernie Camacho, baseball player
- 1981Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer
- 1991Luca Caldirola, Italian footballer
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