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What Happened on February 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2014 Two people are shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.
2007 A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
1998 Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
1995 Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1994 Space Shuttle program: STS-60 is launched, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard the Shuttle
1989 After a stroke two weeks previously, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
1989 A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
1984 John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
1984 Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
1972 The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
1971 New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.
1966 The Soviet Union's Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon.
1961 The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC's command post.
1960 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
1959 Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
1958 Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
1953 The Batepá massacre occurred in São Tomé when the colonial administration and Portuguese landowners unleashed a wave of violence against the native creoles known as forros.
1945 World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 and 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
1945 World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
1944 World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
1943 The SS Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survive.
1933 Adolf Hitler announces that the expansion of Lebensraum into Eastern Europe, and its ruthless Germanisation, are the ultimate geopolitical objectives of Third Reich foreign policy.
1931 The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
1930 Communist Party of Vietnam is founded at a "Unification Conference" held in Kowloon, British Hong Kong.
1918 The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
1917 World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany two days after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1916 The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada burns down with the loss of 7 lives.
1913 The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
1870 The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to male citizens regardless of race.
1834 Wake Forest University is established.
1830 The London Protocol of 1830 establishes the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the Ottoman Empire as the final result of the Greek War of Independence.
1813 José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
1809 The Territory of Illinois is created by the 10th United States Congress.
1807 A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.
1787 Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.
1783 American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
1781 American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
1706 During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
1690 The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.
1661 Maratha forces under Chattrapati Shivaji defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Umberkhind.
1509 The Portuguese navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa at the Battle of Diu in Diu, India.
1488 Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
1451 Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1377 More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the "Cesena Bloodbath".
1112 Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
Famous People Born on February 3

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Year Name
1943 Eric Haydock, English bass player (d. 2019)
1926 Hans-Jochen Vogel, German soldier and politician, 8th Mayor of Berlin
1936 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer and coach
1478 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (d. 1521)
1947 Paul Auster, American novelist, essayist, and poet
1912 Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (d. 1990)
1900 Mabel Mercer, English-American singer (d. 1984)
1982 Marie-ÿve Drolet, Canadian speed skater
1892 Juan Negrín, Spanish physician and politician, 67th Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1956)
1968 Vlade Divac, Serbian-American basketball player and sportscaster
Famous People Deaths On February 3

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Date Name
1873 Isaac Baker Brown, English gynecologist and surgeon (b. 1811)
1993 Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1927)
1956 ÿmile Borel, French mathematician and academic (b. 1871)
2012 Andrzej Szczeklik, Polish physician and academic (b. 1938)
1975 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1904)
2015 Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1936)
2012 Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1921)
1922 John Butler Yeats, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1839)
2013 Cardiss Collins, American politician (b. 1931)
2016 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist and conductor (b. 1928)