February 02 History

February is the second month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It is the year’s shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. February 02 has its own special significance in India and world history.

February is named after the Latin word februum, or maybe even the more ancient februa, which was a spring festival of washing and purification.

The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on February 02. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 02 February:

  • 1556: Nearly eight and thirty thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in Shanxi province of China.
  • 1626: Charles I becomes emperor of England.
  • 1731: Inauguration of George Frideric Handel’s opera “Poro” begins in London.
  • 1762: Thomas Arne’s opera “Artexerks” premiered in London.
  • 1788: Pitts Regulatory Act is implemented for administrative reforms in the country.
  • 1831: Pope Gregory XVI is elected as the 254th Pope in place of Pope Pius VII.
  • 1844: British scientist John Delton, who discovered the law of mixing different gases, died.
  • 1862: Shambhunath Pandit became the first Indian judge of the Calcutta High Court.
  • 1878: Greece declares war with Turkey.
  • 1880: First electric street light wabsh installed in Indiana.
  • 1889: Freedom fighter and social worker Princess Amrit Kaur was born.
  • 1892: Johnny Briggs scored hat-trick England v Australia.
  • 1907: A Russian scientist named Dimitri Avenovich Mendliffe died at the age of 73 in St. Petersburg. He made a systematic table of chemical elements present on the earth.
  • 1915: Khushwant Singh, the country’s famous writer, poet and columnist, was born.
  • 1944: The Germans win the Battle of Sistarna.
  • 1952: India wins first Test cricket in Madras.
  • 1960: The great novelist of Hindi literature, Chatursen Shastri passed away.
  • 1967: American Basketball Association is formed.
  • 1989: Satellite television service Sky Television PLC launched in Europe.
  • 1999: Hugo Chávez Frias takes over as Venezuelan President.
  • 2004: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer holds the record for the first consecutive ranking for 237 weeks.
  • 2008: For the first time in the history of neighboring country Pakistan, Sikh Marriage Act Ordinance came into force.

Today in Sport:

  • 2014: Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB

Today in Film and TV

  • 1893: 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey
  • 2014: Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1882: James Joyce, an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic.
  • 1889: Amrit Kaur, an Indian activist, and politician.
  • 1897: Howard Johnson, an American entrepreneur, and businessman.
  • 1905: Ayn Rand, a Russian-American writer, and philosopher.
  • 1915: Khushwant Singh, an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist, and politician.
  • 1917: Kishan Lal, an Indian field hockey player. He was the first Indian captain of the hockey team after independence, which won the first gold medal for independent India.
  • 1923: Lalit Narayan Mishra, an Indian politician.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1907: Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist, and inventor.
  • 1970: Bertrand Russell, a British polymath.
  • 1978: Mahakavi G, an Indian poet, essayist, and literary critic of Malayalam literature.
  • 2007: Vijay Arora, an Indian actor in Hindi films and television.
  • 2014: Philip Hoffman, an American actor, director, and producer.

The Most Important Historical events of February Month

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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