On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1901

Historical Events

  • Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed

UKQueen Victoria's Funeral

Queen Victoria's funeral takes place in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

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The funeral cortege of Queen Victoria outside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on February 2, 1901
The funeral cortege of Queen Victoria outside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on February 2, 1901
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  • The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
1901 Highlights

About February 2, 1901

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius