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.
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.
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.
- 1807A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now the capital of Uruguay.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 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.
- 1973New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1984Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 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.
- 1998Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1898Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
- 1912Mary Carlisle, American actress and singer
- 1936Jim Marshall, American photographer (d. 2010)
- 1938Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands boxer
- 1947Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter
- 1953Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
- 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
- 1961Keith Gordon, American actor
- 1972Jesper Kyd, Danish film and video game music composer
- 1977Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
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