February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2020 was the 34th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1377More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1913The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
- 1943The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
- 1973New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1984John 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.
- 1984Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 1998Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
- 2007A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1927Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
- 1943Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1945Bob Griese, American football player
- 1950Morgan Fairchild, American actress
- 1951Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
- 1958N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
- 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
- 1971Sean Dawkins, American football player
- 1972Jesper Kyd, Danish film and video game music composer
- 1976Tim Heidecker, American comedian
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