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Thursday February 1, 2018

February 1: Day of the Week

February 1, 2018 was the 32nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1796
    The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • 1876
    A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires”, to disband.
  • 1960
    Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • 1974
    A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
  • 1974
    Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1998
    Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 2003
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 2003
    Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1884
    Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
  • 1894
    James P. Johnson, American composer (d. 1955)
  • 1901
    Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
  • 1915
    Stanley Matthews, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Patricia Robins (alias Claire Lorrimer), British writer
  • 1931
    Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
  • 1939
    Joe Sample, American jazz pianist
  • 1942
    Muna Wassef, Syrian/Arab actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
  • 1955
    Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • 1973
    Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist

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