About February 3

February 3, 2022 is the 34th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 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 353 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 3

  • 1112
    Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1451
    Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1509
    The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1534
    The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
  • 1637
    Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
  • 1706
    During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
  • 1834
    Wake Forest University is established.
  • 1931
    The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
  • 1943
    The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
  • 1944
    World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
  • 1957
    Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 1958
    Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
  • 1960
    British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
  • 1961
    A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
  • 1966
    The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • 1971
    New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
  • 1972
    The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
  • 1973
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

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