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Friday February 3, 2023

February 3: Day of the Week

February 3, 2023 was the 34th day of the year 2023 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1488
    Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
  • 1916
    Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
  • 1918
    The 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.
  • 1961
    A 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.
  • 1972
    The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
  • 1984
    John 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.
  • 1998
    Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
  • 2008
    The New York Giants defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, in what is known to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
  • 2011
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1807
    Joseph E. Johnston, American Confederate general (d. 1891)
  • 1821
    Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910)
  • 1894
    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1905
    Arne Beurling, Swedish/American mathematician(d. 1986)
  • 1925
    Keith Dunstan, Australian author and journalist
  • 1928
    Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
  • 1961
    Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • 1961
    Keith Gordon, American actor
  • 1967
    Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • 1969
    Robert Pack, American basketball player

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