What are the important events that happened on February 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 2: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 2 is the 33rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 20, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,343,360 minutes 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 ‘triacontatrigon’ 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 376 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 2,599 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 2 Historical Events
Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
Who were born on February 2?
Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)
Duane Jones, American actor (d. 1988)
Remak Ramsay, American actor
Brent Spiner, American actor
Michael T. Weiss, American actor
Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player
Todd Bertuzzi, Canadian hockey player
Alex Westaway, British musician
Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
Who died on February 2?
Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (b. 1834)
Jaap Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist (b. 1873)
Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
Buddy Holly, American rock and roll singer (b. 1936)
Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
Donald Pleasence, English actor (b. 1919)
Katoucha, Guinean model and activist (b. 1960)
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