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, 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

  • 1032
    Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
  • 1899
    The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 1925
    Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
  • 1925
    The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
  • 1965
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
  • 1980
    Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
  • 1987
    After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
  • 1989
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.

Who were born on February 2?

  • 1502
    Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
  • 1905
    Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)
  • 1936
    Duane Jones, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1949
    Brent Spiner, American actor
  • 1962
    Michael T. Weiss, American actor
  • 1966
    Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player
  • 1975
    Todd Bertuzzi, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983
    Alex Westaway, British musician
  • 1987
    Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player

Who died on February 2?

  • 1768
    Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • 1769
    Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
  • 1907
    Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (b. 1834)
  • 1925
    Jaap Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist (b. 1873)
  • 1942
    Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1959
    Buddy Holly, American rock and roll singer (b. 1936)
  • 1973
    Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 1995
    Donald Pleasence, English actor (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Katoucha, Guinean model and activist (b. 1960)

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