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Friday February 1, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1709
    Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
  • 1713
    The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1814
    Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
  • 1908
    King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
  • 1919
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1920
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
  • 1924
    The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
  • 1957
    Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • 1968
    Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
  • 1979
    Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1872
    Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1902
    Langston Hughes African-American poet and author (d. 1967)
  • 1906
    Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
  • 1946
    Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
  • 1956
    Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1965
    Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
  • 1975
    Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)
  • 1978
    Domenick Davies, Welsh-born German rugby player
  • 1979
    Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer (d. 2006)

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