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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1662The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
- 1713The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
- 1814Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1942World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
- 1965The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- 1968The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
- 1989The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- 2005King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
- 2022New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1710Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)
- 1873John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
- 1928Stuart Whitman, American actor
- 1934Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
- 1938Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
- 1944Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
- 1944Dick Snyder, American basketball player
- 1961Volker Fried, German field hockey player
- 1965Brandon Lee, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1975Katerina Thanou, Greek sprinter
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