February 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The new Ona's Music Room opened in the Martin Biscuit Building at Pepper Place.
- 2011: Pinches Tacos opened at Hallman Hill on Oxmoor Road.
- 2007: A Cessna 172 with two aboard crashed in western Jefferson County.
- 2002: Freeman Andress, vice president of Birmingham Landmarks, died.
- 2001: WRRS-FM switched formats to "modern rock/adult contemporary", becoming "101.1 the Spot".
- 1996: Western Lowland Gorilla Cenzoo was born in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.
- 1992: The Hoover Public Library building was dedicated.
- 1990: Birmingham Zoo's groundhog Birmingham Bill began making weather predictions as part of Groundhog Day.
- 1988: Bishop Raymond Boland was appointed Bishop of Birmingham by Pope John Paul II.
- 1984: Samford Bulldogs star Cortland Finnegan was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
- 1980: Rapper Gucci Mane was born in Bessemer.
- 1958: Lawrence Reynolds donated a valuable library of over 6,000 medical books to UAB.
- 1938: Motorcycle restorer Brian Slark was born in London, England.
- 1922: 9 miners were killed in the 1922 Belle Ellen No. 2 Mine explosion.
- 1920: Ann Hodges, the only person known to be struck by a meteorite, was born.
- 1917: The USS Birmingham light cruiser left the Philadelphia Navy Yard to joint the Atlantic Fleet's Torpedo Flotilla.
- 1909: 18 miners were killed in the 1909 Short Creek Mine explosion.
- 1804: The first United States land office in Alabama was opened at St Stephens.