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.
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).
- 1814Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- 1861American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
- 1897Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
- 1942World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
- 1965The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- 1978Director 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.
- 1979The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
- 2004Janet 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.
- 2041New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1710Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)
- 1894John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- 1901Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
- 1951Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1962Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
- 1971Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
- 1974Walter McCarty, American basketball player
- 1978Tim Harding, Australian singer (Hi-5)
- 1980Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
- 1984Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
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