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Sunday February 3, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
  • 1807
    A 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.
  • 1900
    Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • 1913
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  • 1954
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1959
    A 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.
  • 1960
    British 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    After 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.
  • 1996
    The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1893
    Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1894
    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1911
    Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
  • 1918
    Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
  • 1940
    Fran Tarkenton, American football player
  • 1957
    Steven Stapleton, English musician (Nurse With Wound)
  • 1972
    Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
  • 1977
    Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
  • 1981
    Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer

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