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

  • 1790
    In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
  • 1793
    French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • 1897
    Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1918
    Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1920
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
  • 1924
    The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
  • 1942
    Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
  • 1965
    The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
  • 1972
    Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
  • 1992
    The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
  • 1993
    Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
  • 1996
    The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1998
    Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 2004
    Janet Jackson’s breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.
  • 2041
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.

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