On This Day

Events in History on February 1 (Part 2)

  • 2021 Wildfires ignite on the outskirts of Perth, Australia, forcing evacuations amid five-day COVID-19 lockdown
  • 2021 Wisdom the albatross, the world's oldest known bird, hatches a chick at 70 at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge, North Pacific [1]
  • 2022 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, 'Nobel Prize for Engineering' awarded to Masato Sagawa for inventing the neodymium-iron-boron (Nd-Fe-B) magnet [1]
  • 2022 60 people killed in attack by militants on Plaine Savo camp for displaced persons in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo [1]