Monday, July 4, 2022 (Week 27)

February 1 in History

What happened on February 1 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 1 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 1 in history.

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1986
Two days of anti-government riots in Port-au-Prince result in 14 dead.
1968
U.S. troops drive the North Vietnamese out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon.
1968
South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu declares martial law.
1965
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson rejects Charles de Gaulle‘s plan for a neutral Vietnam.
1960
Four black students stage a sit-in at a segregated Greensboro, N.C. lunch counter.
1951
Three A-bomb tests are completed in the desert of Nevada.
1945
U.S. Rangers and Filipino guerrillas rescue 513 American survivors of the Bataan Death March.
1944
U.S. Army troops invade two Kwajalein Islands in the Pacific.
1943
American tanks and infantry are battered at German positions at Faid Pass in North Africa.
1942
Planes of the U.S. Pacific fleet attack Japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
1930
A Loening Air Yacht of Air Ferries makes its first passenger run between San Francisco and Oakland, California.
1909
U.S. troops leave Cuba after installing Jose Miguel Gomez as president.
1905
Germany contests French rule in Morocco.
1902
U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the “open door policy”.
1861
A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1793
France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1633
The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.
1587
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
1327
Edward III is coronated King of England.