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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1653New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
- 1876The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
- 1901Funeral of Queen Victoria.
- 1920The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
- 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.
- 1946New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1987After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
- 2004Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1600Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
- 1878Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
- 1893Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
- 1897Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
- 1912Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)
- 1919Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (d. 1999)
- 1942Graham Nash, British-born American musician
- 1946Alpha Oumar Konaré, Mali politician
- 1973Marissa Jaret Winokur, American actress
- 1992Danielle White, American singer
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