February 2: Day of the Week
February 2, 2019 was the 33rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 962Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
- 1536Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1653New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
- 1908New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 1971Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- 1974The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
- 1976The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
- 1980Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
- 1982Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1711Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1928Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr, American civil rights activist (d. 1998)
- 1942Graham Nash, British-born American musician
- 1948Roger Williamson, English racecar driver (d. 1973)
- 1967Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
- 1970C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
- 1973Marissa Jaret Winokur, American actress
- 1975Donald Driver, American football player
- 1979Urmo Aava, Estonian rally driver
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