About February 2

February 2, 2024 is the 33rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 8 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.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
  • 1536
    Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1653
    New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
  • 1812
    Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, 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.
  • 1901
    Funeral of Queen Victoria.
  • 1920
    The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
  • 1925
    Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
  • 1966
    Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • 1971
    Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
  • 1972
    The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
  • 1980
    Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
  • 1982
    Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
  • 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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