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Events of February 1st:

February 1st is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year (334 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 1st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 1st:

1659 Jacob Roggeveen (Dutch explorer - discovered Easter Island)

1901 Clark Gable (actor)

Clark Gable

1915 Sir Stanley Matthews (soccer player)

1931 Boris Yeltsin (Russian President 1991-1999)

Boris Yeltsin

1942 Terry Jones (actor, director, screenwriter - Monty Python)

1965 Brandon Lee (actor)

1965 Sherilyn Fenn (actress)

1965 Princess Stephanie of Monaco

1968 Lisa Marie Presley (singer, actress)

1935 Michael Sheen (actor)

February 1st in History:

1790 US Supreme Court convenes for the first time. In New York.

1861 Texas secedes from the United States.

1865 US President Abraham Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution (abolishing slavery).

Abraham Lincoln

1884 First edition of Oxford English Dictionary published.

1893 Thomas Alva Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio.

Thomas Edison

1918 Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.

1920 Royal Canadian Mountain Police begin operations.

1924 UK recognizes the USSR.

1946 Parliament of Hungary abolishes its monarchy and becomes a republic.

1949 Clothes rationing ends in Britain.

1965 Hamilton River in Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honor of Sir Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile.

Ayatollah Khomeini

1996 US Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.

2003 The Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed during re-entry into the atmosphere.

Space Shuttle

2013 The Shard in London, which is the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.

February 1st is also:

Start of Black History Month (USA)


People born on February 1st are Aquarius


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