February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2020 is the 32nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1713The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
- 1865President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- 1884The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
- 1920The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
- 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.
- 1968Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
- 1974Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- 2009Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is chosen the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay head of government in the modern world.
- 2022New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1859Victor Herbert, Irish composer (d. 1924)
- 1932Jan Ramberg, Swedish law professor, and arbitration court judge
- 1946Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
- 1946Elisabeth Sladen, English Actress (d. 2011)
- 1969Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)
- 1970Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
- 1979Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
- 1980Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
- 1983Kevin Martin, American basketball player
- 1985Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
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