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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 313Edict of Milan: Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius met at a conference in Milan. They proclaimed a policy of religious freedom, ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
- 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1534The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
- 1900Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
- 1916Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
- 1945World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
- 1958Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
- 1996The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
- 2007A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1859Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
- 1887Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
- 1920Henry Heimlich, American physician
- 1926Shelley Berman, American comedian
- 1948Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
- 1965Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
- 1966Frank Coraci, American film director
- 1976Mathieu Dandenault, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Richard Bartel, American football player
- 1990Sean Kingston, Jamaican-American singer
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