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)
- 1207Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
- 1848California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
- 1887In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
- 1913Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 1943World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
- 1946The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
- 1971Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- 1972The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
- 1984New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1502Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
- 1700Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (d. 1766)
- 1829William Stanley, inventor and engineer (d. 1909)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1882James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
- 1900Willie Kamm, American baseball player (d. 1988)
- 1968Simon Wickham-Smith, British musician
- 1978Eden Espinosa, American singer and actress
- 1979Klaus Mainzer, German rugby player
- 1982Brandy Talore, American pornographic actress
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