February 1st is Decorating With Candy Day and National Freedom Day.
Welcome to the very first day of the shortest month of the year. Today marks the thirty second day of the year.
You’re in for a treat if you were born on this day as we have some incredible facts and historical events that all fall on this special day including, technology discoveries and major advances in human rights.
Did you know that on this day in 1951, an atomic bomb explosion was aired on TV for the first time? This blinding light was produced by a nuclear device that was dropped on Frenchman Flats, Nevada.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 1st in history!
What memorable events happened on February 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Legendary rock singer Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring.
The 74-year-old had faced health complications for years, including a spine injury and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. After a number of canceled shows, he made the hard decision to quit touring to take care of his health.
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was removed from power by a military coup d’état.
MP’s in the UK voted in favor of triggering the European Union Bill (Article 50), which gave the government the power to prepare to leave the European Union.
Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, founded the “Biden Foundation.”
However, in April 2019, Joe ended the Biden Foundation to focus on his campaign for president.
House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, was released as a Netflix Original.
House of Cards was one of Netflix’s first original series to gain a significant audience.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Harry Styles. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
30 years old
Social Media Star
24 years old
Lisa Marie Presley
Jan 12, 2023 (Age 54)
Mar 31, 1993 (Age 28)
30 years old
New York, USA
Michael C. Hall
53 years old
North Carolina, USA
Unfortunately, February 1st has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Carl Weathers was an American actor born on January 14, 1948. He died on this day in 2024, at age 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Feb 1, 2024 (Age 76)
Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said or written on this day throughout history.
The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
South African President
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Freedom Day
Today marks the day that Abraham Lincoln signed a resolution that would later become the 13th Amendment. It’s celebrated as National Freedom Day because the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the US, so it’s a pretty big deal!
Decorating With Candy Day
For all of you with that super extra sweet tooth, this day is for you. That’s because today is Decorating With Candy Day, so give your food some sparkle and decorate everything with candy!
THe Fact Site’s
Fun Fact Of The Day
The Hobbit has been published in two editions. In the first edition, Gollum willingly bet on his ring in the riddle game.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on February 1st shares the same star sign, Aquarius.
Aquarians are known thinkers, and they’ll be able to shake your world once they are in it.
All those born in the month of February have the Amethyst birthstone. Ancient Greeks believed that the Amethyst protected the person wearing it from drunkenness and helped keep the wearer sober-minded.
People born on February 1 were likely conceived the previous year on May 11.
A baby that is conceived on February 1, 2024, will be due later this year around October 25.