On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1709

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued by William Dampier after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier

1709 Highlights

About February 2, 1709

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 311 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius