February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2018 was the 34th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1377More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
- 1706During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
- 1918The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1967Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
- 1972The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
- 1973New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1984Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 1995Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- 2008The New York Giants defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, in what is known to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1899Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
- 1904Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer (d. 1975)
- 1909André Cayatte, French filmmaker (d. 1989)
- 1920Henry Heimlich, American physician
- 1925John Fiedler, American voice actor (d. 2005)
- 1930Gillian Ayres, English painter
- 1950Morgan Fairchild, American actress
- 1963Raghuram Rajan, American economist
- 1971Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
- 1983Richard Bartel, American football player
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