About February 2

February 2, 2021 is the 33rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 10 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 2

  • 506
    Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
  • 1032
    Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
  • 1207
    Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
  • 1536
    Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
  • 1848
    Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
  • 1876
    The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
  • 1887
    In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  • 1899
    The Australian Premiers’ Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia’s capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
  • 1901
    Funeral of Queen Victoria.
  • 1920
    The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
  • 1922
    Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
  • 1925
    Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
  • 1934
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1972
    The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
  • 1976
    The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
  • 1980
    Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
  • 1984
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1990
    Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally and promises to release Nelson Mandela.

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