About February 1

February 1, 2022 is the 32nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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.

What Happened On February 1

  • 1662
    The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
  • 1814
    Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 1865
    President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 1884
    The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1897
    Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1908
    King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
  • 1920
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
  • 1924
    The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
  • 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
  • 1968
    The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
  • 1974
    A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
  • 1979
    The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
  • 1982
    Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2041
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.

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