2021 February

February 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 2

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 332 days left until the end of 2021.

For those of you who were born on February 2nd, your star sign is Aquarius.

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 facts about February 2nd in history!

What Happened On February 2 In History?

2019

Historical discovery of over 40 mummies unearthed in Tuna el-Gebel, South Cairo, Egypt.

The mummies are thought to be from 323-30 BC.
Source CNN
2009

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 1 debuted on Logo TV.

BeBe Zahara Benet won the contest snatching a cash prize of $20,000 USD.
2000

The Oxygen TV Network debuted on cable.

1974

The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand reached #1 on the Billboard 100 charts.

This was Streisand's first number 1 hit in the US. It was also Billboard's No. 1 song, and even won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1974.
1952

High-end fashion label, Givenchy was presented for the first time in Paris with the first model being Bettina Graziani.

Source Givenchy
1928

The Great Fall River fire destroyed many businesses downtown in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Although no deaths occurred, five city blocks were completely wiped out. The fire is known as the worst fire seen in Fall River.
1925

The first Sears retail store opened in Chicago.

1913

Grand Central Terminal opened in New York City.

1901

Queen Victoria’s funeral took place on this day at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England.

OTD in 1901: Queen Victoria's funeral took place on this day at St. George's Chapel
1852

London opened the world’s first public flushing toilets.

OTD in 1852: London opened the world's first public flushing toilets.
The toilet was located at 95 Fleet Street.
1709

Captain William Dampier rescued British Sailor, Alexander Selkirk, after 52 months being left on an island.

Selkirk's story inspired Daniel Defoe to write "Robinson Crusoe".

Did you know that on this day, February 2nd 1852, London opened the world's first public flushing toilets?