February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2021 was the 34th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1377More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
- 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1809The Illinois Territory is created.
- 1834Wake Forest University is established.
- 1943The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
- 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.
- 1961A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
- 1969In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1690Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
- 1826Walter Bagehot, English essayist, journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
- 1918Shlomo Goren, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel (d. 1994)
- 1920Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
- 1924E. P. Thompson, English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
- 1947Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
- 1960Joachim Löw, German football manager
- 1974Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer
- 1983Silambarasan Rajendar, Indian actor
- 1989Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
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