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Friday February 3, 2017

February 3: Day of the Week

February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1637
    Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
  • 1690
    The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
  • 1852
    Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1916
    Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
  • 1957
    Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 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.
  • 1989
    A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
  • 1995
    Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • 2011
    All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
  • 2030
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1862
    James Clark McReynolds, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)
  • 1889
    Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director (d. 1968)
  • 1924
    E. P. Thompson, English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician
  • 1928
    Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
  • 1951
    Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • 1955
    Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • 1955
    Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • 1971
    Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • 1987
    Angela Fong, Canadian professional wrestler, model, cheerleader

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