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)
- 1709Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1920The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
- 1924The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- 1957Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
- 1968Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
- 1979Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1872Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
- 1902Langston Hughes African-American poet and author (d. 1967)
- 1906Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
- 1938Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
- 1946Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
- 1956Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1965Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
- 1975Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)
- 1978Domenick Davies, Welsh-born German rugby player
- 1979Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer (d. 2006)
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