World Wetlands Day
1207 – Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, was established.
1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
2004 – Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men's singles player and he held the position for a record 237 weeks.
2 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management