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Wednesday February 1, 2017

February 1: Day of the Week

February 1, 2017 was the 32nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1411
    The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
  • 1814
    Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
  • 1897
    Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
  • 1965
    The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
  • 1978
    Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • 1979
    The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
  • 2004
    Janet Jackson’s breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.
  • 2041
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1710
    Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)
  • 1894
    John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1901
    Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
  • 1951
    Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962
    Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
  • 1971
    Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1974
    Walter McCarty, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Tim Harding, Australian singer (Hi-5)
  • 1980
    Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • 1984
    Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer

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