February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2019 was the 34th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 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 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1787Shays’ Rebellion is crushed.
- 1834Wake Forest University is established.
- 1870The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
- 1917World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1947The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
- 1954New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1995Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1918Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
- 1927Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1938Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands boxer
- 1948Jim Lockhart, Irish musician (Horslips)
- 1958Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American astronaut
- 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
- 1969Retief Goosen, South African golfer
- 1971Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
- 1973Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist
- 1982Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
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