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.
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)
- 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.
- 1813José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
- 1830The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
- 1916Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
- 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.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1959A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
- 1960British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
- 2011All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1811Horace Greeley, American journalist, editor, and publisher (d. 1872)
- 1843William Cornelius Van Horne, American-born railway pioneer and executive (d. 1915)
- 1903Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Scottish aviator (d. 1973)
- 1909Simone Weil, French philosopher (d. 1943)
- 1911Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
- 1927Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
- 1929Ken Shipp, American football coach
- 1948Henning Mankell, Swedish author
- 1971Vincent Elbaz, French actor
- 1972Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
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