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)
- 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.
- 1935Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
- 1957Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
- 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.
- 1984New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1987After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
- 1989Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1506René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
- 1714Gottfried August Homilius, German composer (d. 1785)
- 1786Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
- 1915Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
- 1943Susan Hanson, English actress
- 1960Jari Porttila, Finnish sports journalist
- 1963Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
- 1968Simon Wickham-Smith, British musician
- 1975Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
- 1984Rudi Wulf, New Zealand rugby player
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