February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1637Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
- 1690The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 1916Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
- 1957Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
- 1989After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
- 1989A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
- 1995Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- 2011All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
- 2030New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1862James Clark McReynolds, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)
- 1889Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director (d. 1968)
- 1924E. P. Thompson, English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
- 1926Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician
- 1928Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
- 1951Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
- 1955Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
- 1955Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
- 1971Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
- 1987Angela Fong, Canadian professional wrestler, model, cheerleader
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