February 2: Day of the Week
February 2, 2022 was the 33rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1461Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
- 1812Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1876The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
- 1901Funeral of Queen Victoria.
- 1925Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
- 1925The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
- 1934The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- 1965New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1982Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
Who were born on February 2?
- 1803Albert Sidney Johnston, American Confederate general (d. 1862)
- 1897Aimé Avignon, France’s former oldest living man (d. 2007)
- 1923Bonita Granville, American actress (d. 1988)
- 1931Dries van Agt, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 until 1982
- 1937Anthony Haden-Guest British American writer
- 1942Graham Nash, British-born American musician
- 1948Al McKay, American guitarist and songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
- 1973Aleksander Tammert, Estonian discus thrower
- 1980Teddy Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1982Brandy Talore, American pornographic actress
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