February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2022 was the 34th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1488Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
- 1637Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 1900Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
- 1918The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1945World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
- 1954New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1960British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
- 1984John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history’s first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1811Horace Greeley, American journalist, editor, and publisher (d. 1872)
- 1857Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor (d. 1935)
- 1887Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (d. 1914)
- 1923Alys Robi, Canadian singer
- 1939Michael Cimino, American film director
- 1953Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
- 1957Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
- 1960Joachim Löw, German football manager
- 1977Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
- 1981Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer
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