February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2021 was the 32nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1327Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
- 1709Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
- 1908King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
- 1919New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1946Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
- 1958Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
- 1965The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- 1974Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- 1979Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
- 2003Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1663Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
- 1763Thomas Campbell, Irish theologian (d. 1854)
- 1921Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (d. 2004)
- 1964Linus Roache, English actor
- 1971Ron Welty, American musician
- 1972Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
- 1973Andrew DeClercq, American basketball player
- 1976Phil Ivey, American poker player
- 1979Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
- 1990Laura Marling, English singer-songwriter
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