About February 2

February 2, 2022 is the 33rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On February 2

  • 1207
    Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.
  • 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.
  • 1542
    Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
  • 1653
    New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1913
    Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
  • 1957
    Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.

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