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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1536Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1653New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
- 1899The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- 1920The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
- 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.
- 1957Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
- 1974The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
- 1989Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
- 1990Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1695François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
- 1860Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
- 1915Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
- 1916Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
- 1929Věra Chytilová, Czech director
- 1941Lee Redmond, owner of the longest fingernails until February 10, 2009
- 1962Andy Fordham, English darts player
- 1966Robert DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
- 1975Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
- 1995Paul Digby, English footballer
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