On This Day — February 1st
February 1st is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year (334 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
1893 – Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
1960 – Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1964 – The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.
2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2013 – The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
Singer Harry Styles turns 24
UFC Star and WWE Wrestler Ronda Rousey turns 31
Singer Lisa Marie Presley turns 50
Fashion Designer Lauren Conrad turns 32
Actor Michael C. Hall turns 46