February 01: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On February 1, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 32nd day is February 1st. On this day in history, France declared war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment, and Thomas Edison finished his Black Maria film studio in New Jersey.

Aquarius is the zodiac sign for February 1st. Clark Gable, Langston Hughes, and Harry Styles all had famous birthdays. National Freedom Day and National Bubble Gum Day both fall on February 1st.


(February 01, 1901)
Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio, and became known as the "King of Hollywood" because to his great popularity.


(February 01, 1960)
Four African Americans started a sit-in to protest a segregated lunch counter at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina; their success sparked a larger sit-in campaign across the South.

(February 01, 2003)
On this day in 2003, while returning to Earth following an orbital mission, the United States space shuttle Columbia disintegrated catastrophically over Texas at a height of roughly 40 miles (60 km), killing all seven crew members.

(February 01, 2004)
Pop artist Janet Jackson had a "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl halftime show, when part of her bustier was ripped off by Justin Timberlake; some claimed it was an accident, while others claimed it was premeditated.

(February 01, 2021)
Myanmar's military seized control, ousting Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader.

(Died on February 01, 2021)
Temur Tsiklauri, Georgian pop singer and actor.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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