What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on February 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 19, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,675,209,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘triacontadigon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 374 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,694 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 1 Historical Events

  • 1790
    In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
  • 1814
    Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
  • 1957
    Felix Wankel’s first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • 1989
    The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
  • 2003
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 1?

  • 1936
    Azie Taylor Morton, American civil servant, and 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Joe Sample, American jazz pianist
  • 1953
    Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • 1972
    Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • 1977
    Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer

Who died on February 1?

  • 1940
    Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
  • 1966
    Hedda Hopper, American film actress and gossip columnist (b. 1885)
  • 2002
    Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster): Laurel Clark (b. 1961)
  • 2005
    John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)

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