February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2020 was the 34th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 332 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1706During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1813José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
- 1830The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
- 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.
- 1996The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
- 1998Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
- 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.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1809Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)
- 1926Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician
- 1926Shelley Berman, American comedian
- 1944Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
- 1945Bob Griese, American football player
- 1956Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
- 1960Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1993)
- 1970Warwick Davis, English actor
- 1981Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
- 1983Richard Bartel, American football player
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