Saturday 1 February 1902
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carlo Borbolla and Langston Hughes.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Carlo Borbolla: composer.
- Langston Hughes: American writer, an important figure in Harlem renaissance.
- Therese Brandl: German concentration camp guard (d. 1947).
- Salomon Jaoassohn composer: dies at age 70.
- Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin.
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