February 2 is the 33rd day of the year. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year.
February 2 is International World Wetlands Day.
February 2 is Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada.
- 1536 – Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founded Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) was incorporated.
- 1812 – Russia established a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
- 1848 – The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
- 1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day was observed.
- 1901 – The funeral of Queen Victoria took place.
- 1912 – Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic, was born. She died in 2009.
- 1913 – Grand Central Terminal was opened in New York City.
- 1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce was first published.
- 1925 – Dog sleds reached Nome, Alaska with diptheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
- 1935 – Leonarde Keeler tested the first polygraph machine.