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.
- 962Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
- 1812Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1913Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
- 1922Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
- 1925The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
- 1927New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1946The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
- 1957Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
- 1972The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1786Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
- 1875Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist (d. 1962)
- 1897Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
- 1923Red Schoendienst, American baseball player and manager
- 1929George Band, British mountaineer (d. 2011)
- 1952John Cornyn, American politician, junior senator of Texas
- 1962Paul Kilgus, American baseball player
- 1976James Hickman, British swimmer
- 1980Angela Finger-Erben, German television presenter
- 1980Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
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