February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2020 is the 34th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
- 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.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
- 1834Wake Forest University is established.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
- 1958Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
- 1995Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1689Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
- 1911Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1923Alys Robi, Canadian singer
- 1928Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
- 1956John Jefferson, American football player
- 1967Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach
- 1971Sean Dawkins, American football player
- 1976Tim Heidecker, American comedian
- 1978Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
- 1983Richard Bartel, American football player
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