February 2nd

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The Feb. 2 (also Candlemas called) is the 33rd day of the Gregorian calendar , so stay 332 days (333 days in leap years) by year end.

Historical anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

The empire around 1000
1387: João I marries Philippa of Lancaster
Buenos Aires shortly after its founding in 1536
1709: The Juan Fernández Islands
1797: Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser
1848: Territory of Mexico to the USA (red)
1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) and Winston Churchill (right) at the Malta Conference
1990: Frederik Willem de Klerk

economy

1875: Baldwin's sprocket wheel machine

science and technology

1863: Alexandrine Tinné
1945: Horten H IX

Culture

1625: Title page of the libretto
1878: Semperoper

society

2002: Willem-Alexander and Máxima

religion

1837: Gregory XVI.
  • 1831 : Cardinal Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari is elected Pope after a conclave of 54 days and takes the name Gregory XVI. at. He is the last Pope so far who is not a bishop at the time of his election .

Disasters

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .

Born

Before the 18th century

Johann Zápolya (* 1487)
Nell Gwyn (* 1650)

18th century

Heinrich Friedrich Link (* 1767)

19th century

1801-1850

Oswald Achenbach (* 1827)

1851-1900

Alexander Cameron Rutherford (* 1857)
James Joyce (* 1882)
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (* 1889)

20th century

1901-1925

Joan Morgan (born 1905)
Masanobu Fukuoka (* 1913)

1926-1950

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (* 1926)
Franz Kamphaus (* 1932)
Lea Ackermann (* 1937)
Dieter Müller (* 1943)
Farrah Fawcett (born 1947)

1951-1975

Hansi Hinterseer (* 1954)
Hella von Sinnen (* 1959)
Christian Ortner (* 1969)

1976-2000

Shakira (* 1977)
Gemma Arterton (* 1986)

Died

Before the 16th century

Vittorino da Feltre, painting by Joos van Wassenhove
Martin Schongauer († 1491)

16th to 18th century

19th century

Rudolph Suhrlandt († 1862)

20th century

1901-1950

Dmitri Mendeleev († 1907)
Carl Friedrich Goerdeler († 1945)
Elisabeth Brönner († 1950)

1951-2000

Anna May Wong († 1961)
Imre Lakatos († 1974)
Gene Kelly († 1996)

21st century

Max Schmeling († 2005)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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