About February 1

February 1, 2021 is the 32nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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 11 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 1

  • 1662
    The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
  • 1713
    The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
  • 1876
    A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires”, to disband.
  • 1884
    The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1893
    Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • 1908
    King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
  • 1946
    Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
  • 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
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
  • 1960
    Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • 1972
    Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
  • 1974
    A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
  • 1978
    Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • 1991
    A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the death of 34 persons, and the injury of 30 others.
  • 1996
    The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 2003
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 2003
    Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
  • 2005
    King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.

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