About February 1

February 1, 2020 is the 32nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 377 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 1

  • 1327
    Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
  • 1662
    The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
  • 1865
    President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 1876
    A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires”, to disband.
  • 1897
    Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • 1974
    Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
  • 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
  • 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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