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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1834Wake Forest University is established.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 1870The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
- 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.
- 1947The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
- 1958Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
- 1989A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1721Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
- 1817Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
- 1918Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
- 1927Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1936Jim Marshall, American photographer (d. 2010)
- 1941Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
- 1943Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1943Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
- 1948Jim Lockhart, Irish musician (Horslips)
- 1965Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
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