February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2019 was the 34th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 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.
- 1900Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
- 1913The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
- 1954New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1961The 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.
- 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.
- 1996The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1893Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
- 1894Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
- 1911Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
- 1918Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
- 1927Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
- 1940Fran Tarkenton, American football player
- 1957Steven Stapleton, English musician (Nurse With Wound)
- 1972Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
- 1977Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
- 1981Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer
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