What happened this day in history February 2

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, 1,580,601,600 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 ‘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

  • 506
    Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
  • 1653
    New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
  • 1899
    The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 1913
    Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
  • 1946
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1980
    Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
  • 1982
    Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.

Who were born on February 2?

  • 1506
    René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
  • 1613
    Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1851
    José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • 1873
    Leo Fall, Austrian operatta composer (d. 1925)
  • 1923
    Bonita Granville, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1944
    Geoffrey Hughes, British actor
  • 1963
    Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
  • 1973
    Aleksander Tammert, Estonian discus thrower
  • 1980
    Radric Davis, American rapper
  • 1983
    Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player

Who died on February 2?

  • 1675
    Ivan Belostenec, Croatian linguist and lexicographer (born ca.1594)
  • 1802
    Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
  • 1909
    Carlo Acton, Italian composer and concert pianist (b. 1829)
  • 1932
    Agha Petros, Assyrian nationalist leader (b. 1880)
  • 1956
    Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
  • 1962
    Shlomo Hestrin, Canadian-born Israeli biochemist (b. 1914)
  • 1982
    Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1997
    Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
  • 2011
    Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)

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