On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 2021

Historical Events

  • Alejandro Mayorkas is the first Latino and immigrant to be confirmed as head of the US Department of Homeland Security

Historic Event

Jeff Bezos announces he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon after 30 years, becoming executive chairman

  • Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a US cabinet post as transportation secretary
  • Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine deemed 91.6% effective according to analysis published in "The Lancet" [1]
  • Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny jailed for three and a half years in jail over alleged parole violations in Moscow

Historic Event

US President Joe Biden signs executive orders to reunite immigrant families, setting up a new taskforce to address around 1000 remaining separated families [1]


Famous Deaths

  • Danny Ray, American MC, stage manager, valet and "cape man" for soul singer James Brown, dies at 85
  • Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from complications of COVID-19 at 78
  • Tom Moore, English army captain knighted for raising £32 million for the NHS, dies with COVID-19 at 100
2021 Highlights

About February 2, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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