What happened this day in history February 1, 1968

What are the important events that happened on February 1, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 1, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 1, 1968 is the 32nd day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 19, 1968 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $8,521.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 1, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    Canada’s three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
  • 1968
    The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.

Who were born on February 1, 1968?

  • 1968
    Kent Mercker, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
  • 1968
    Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Pauly Shore, American comedian

Who died on February 1, 1968?

  • 1968
    Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinary scientist (b. 1891)

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