About February 1

February 1, 2024 is the 32nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 9 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.
  • 1835
    Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
  • 1968
    The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
  • 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
    A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
  • 1979
    Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
  • 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.
  • 2004
    251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
  • 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.
  • 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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