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 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 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.
- 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.
- 1899The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- 1913Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
- 1922Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
- 1927New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1935Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
- 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?
- 1494Bona Sforza, queen of Poland (d. 1557)
- 1896Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
- 1897Aimé Avignon, France’s former oldest living man (d. 2007)
- 1897Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
- 1915Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
- 1948Ina Garten, American author and TV personality
- 1972Dana International, Israeli singer
- 1975Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
- 1980Radric Davis, American rapper
- 1982Brandy Talore, American pornographic actress
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