February 2: Day of the Week
February 2, 2017 was the 33rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 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.
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)
- 1032Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
- 1812Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1848Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
- 1899The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- 1920France occupies Memel.
- 1920The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
- 1935Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
- 1965New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1966Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- 1980Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1502Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
- 1522Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1892Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (d. 1959)
- 1914Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
- 1923James Dickey, American poet and author (d. 1997)
- 1927Stan Getz, American musician (d. 1991)
- 1940David Jason, English actor
- 1946Alpha Oumar Konaré, Mali politician
- 1970C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
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