1 February: 1st February has been quite an eventful day over the decades. But what special day is today?
Let us check out what happened on this day in history on 1st February!
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 1 February
- On 1 February 2003, a U.S Space Shuttle from an orbital mission broke up while returning to Earth and killed seven crew members, including Kalpana Chawla.
- It is a momentous day for ending slavery because Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment that outlawed slavery in 1865.
- The former Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, returned to the country after spending 15 years in exile on 1st February 1979.
- On this day in 1992, Russian leader Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush ended the cold war through a joint statement.
Birth Anniversaries (1 February)
- In 1552, the famous English judge and politician Edward Coke was born on this day.
- In 1894, the famous American director John Ford was born.
- In 1901, the famous American actor Clark Gable was born.
- In 1931, Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia, was born.
- In 1946, the famous English actress Elisabeth Sladen was born.
Death Anniversaries (1 February)
- On this day, in 1851, the English author Mary Shelley died.
- On this day, in 1966, the famous American actor, director, and producer Buster Keaton died.
- On this day, in 2002, the German actress Hildegard Knef died.
- On this day, in 1981, the Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt died.
- In 1976, the famous German physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, Werner Heisenberg, died on this day.
What Special Day is Today: (1 February)
- National Freedom Day (from slavery) is celebrated in the United States of America.
- National Texas Day is celebrated in Texas, USA.
- National Get Up Day is celebrated in South Korea.
- National Baked Alaska Day is celebrated in New York City.
As is evident, many significant events took place on this day in history on 1st February. So, the next time someone asks you what special day is today, you will know what to tell them.
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