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Wednesday February 3, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
  • 1809
    The Illinois Territory is created.
  • 1852
    Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1916
    Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1954
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a “Doomsday Plane” is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States’ bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC’s command post.
  • 1996
    The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
  • 1998
    Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1912
    Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (d. 1990)
  • 1920
    Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • 1925
    Keith Dunstan, Australian author and journalist
  • 1926
    Shelley Berman, American comedian
  • 1929
    Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • 1941
    Dory Funk, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • 1947
    Paul Auster, American novelist
  • 1955
    Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • 1962
    Marty Jannetty, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer

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