Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 01 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 01 FEBRUARY
2013 | Nine years ago, the Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, was opened to the public, its construction began in March 2009.
2012 | The clash between supporters of Egyptian football teams Al Masry and Al Ahly in Port Said caused the deaths of 74 people and more than 500 injured.
2009 | Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir‘s first cabinet was formed in Iceland, making her the country’s first female prime minister and the first prime minister to be openly gay.
2005 | On this day, the King of Nepal Overthrews the Government and became Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
2004 | In Saudi Arabia, 251 people were trampled to death and 244 injured during a Hajj pilgrimage.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2014 | Spanish footballer and manager, Luis Aragonés, 76.
2012 | American television host and producer, Don Cornelius, 76.
2008 | Brazilian actor and businessman, Beto Carrero, 71.
2007 | Italian-American playwright and composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, 96.
2012 | Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate, Wisſawa Szymborska, 89.
1961 | German field hockey player and coach, Volker Fried.
1962 | Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, Tomoyasu Hotei.
1961 | American engineer and astronaut, Daniel M. Tani.
1962 | Takashi Murakami, Japanese painter, and sculptor
1964 | Israeli football player, and club chairman, Eli Ohana.
1936 | On this day, 209 goals were recorded in the 44 matches played, including a 12-0 win for Chester over York City and Chesterfield beating Crewe Alexandra 6-5 away.
2013 | For the first time initial release of “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” was on this day. The film was directed by Tom Elkins.
The Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile River in Uganda is one of the largest waterfalls in Africa by volume. They have a height of up to 43 m or 141 ft.