February 2: Day of the Week
February 2, 2020 was the 33rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 506Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
- 1207Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
- 1536Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1812Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1899The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- 1901Funeral of Queen Victoria.
- 1913Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
- 1965New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1971Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- 1980Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1842Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
- 1908Wes Ferrell, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1912Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)
- 1940Wayne Fontes, American football coach
- 1946Blake Clark, American actor
- 1950Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1954John Tudor, American baseball player
- 1972Melvin Mora, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1981Michelle Bass, English reality TV star and glamour model
- 1995Paul Digby, English footballer
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