February 2nd celebrates World Play Your Ukulele Day & Heavenly Hash Day.
Today marks the 33rd day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 331 days left until the end of 2023.
If you happen to be looking for some major events, facts and happenings that all fall on February 2nd then look no further. From dark times to historical events that brightened our future, we’ve got you covered.
Did you know that on this day in 1852, London opened the world’s first public flushing toilets? The drains were connected to sewers that fed directly into the River Thames.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 2nd in history!
What memorable events happened on February 2 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ferried a US National Reconnaissance Office payload into orbit.
The mission, NROL-87, is unfortunately highly classified, but it’s assumed that its payload was a spy satellite of some sort, given the NRO built it. This was the first time a Falcon 9 rocket was used for an NRO mission. Each NRO mission has its own custom-made patch, and NROL-87 was no different – this time, the patch featured a wild mountain goat on high alert atop the peak of a mountain.
Tesla recalled 54,000 of their Model S Sedans, Model 3 Sedans, Model Y SUVs, and X SUVs due to a software malfunction on their “Full Self Driving” feature.
Forty mummies were discovered and unearthed in Tuna el-Gebel, South Cairo, Egypt.
The mummies are believed to be from 323-30 BC.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 1 debuted on Logo TV.
BeBe Zahara Benet won the contest snatching a cash prize of $20,000.
A polygraph test was conducted by its inventor, Leonarde Keeler, for the first time.
While Keeler had already tested his invention out, this was the first time he used it to aid a criminal investigation. The two suspects who were tested later declared themselves guilty based on the evidence from the lie detector test.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Shakira? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, February 2nd has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Sid Vicious was an English musician born on May 10, 1957. He died on this day in 1979, at age 21 in New York City, New York, USA.
Feb 2, 1979 (Age 21)
New York, USA
Chris Kyle was an American sniper born on April 8, 1974. He died on this day in 2013, at age 38 in Erath County, Texas, USA.
Feb 2, 2013 (Age 38)
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor born on July 23, 1967. He died on this day in 2014, at age 46 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
Feb 2, 2014 (Age 46)
New York, USA
Bertrand Russell was a British mathematician born on May 18, 1872. He died on this day in 1970, at age 97 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, Wales, UK.
Feb 2, 1970 (Age 97)
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on February 2nd.
It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
World Play Your Ukulele Day
Have you been thinking about learning a musical instrument recently? Today is Play Your Ukulele Day, so why not try learning to play this little four-stringed instrument?
National Heavenly Hash Day
Like all things, there are many ways you can make heavenly hash – as long as you’re using marshmallows, you’re pretty much alright! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to indulge your sweet tooth and eat some heavenly hash!
THe Fact Site’s
Fun Fact Of The Day
Tupac was the first US artist to have an album reach Billboard #1 while still in prison. It was his third studio album, titled “Me Against the World.”
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on February 2nd, your star sign is Aquarius.
Air is the element given to Aquarius because they are in the middle of the winter season, meaning they can be stubborn.
If you were born during February, then your birthstone is the Amethyst. Wearing this violet gem can help to reduce tension and stress. Amethyst symbolizes protection, safety, and protection against overall bad health.
Anyone born on Feb 2 would likely have been conceived around May 12 in the previous year.
The due date for babies conceived on February 2nd, 2023, is around October 26th, 2023.