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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 Doctor John Buster and a research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in the United States 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 along with the pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa, an event later known as The Day the Music Died.
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 Nazi 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.
1927 A revolt against the military dictatorship of Portugal breaks out at Oporto.
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 American entry into World War I begins when diplomatic relations with Germany are severed due to its unrestricted submarine warfare.
1916 The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada burns down with the loss of seven 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.
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 Spain–United States relations are first established.
1781 American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
1716 The 1716 Algiers earthquake sequence began with an Mw  7.0 mainshock that caused severe damage and killed 20,000 in Algeria.
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 Maharaj defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Umberkhind.
1583 Battle of São Vicente takes place off Portuguese Brazil where three English warships led by navigator Edward Fenton fight off three Spanish galleons sinking one in the process.
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.
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
1911 Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
1976 Isla Fisher, Australian actress.
1920 Russell Arms, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
1950 Morgan Fairchild, American actress
1937 Billy Meier, Swiss author and photographer
1936 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer and coach
1947 Dave Davies, English musician
1909 Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)
1898 Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designed the Finlandia Hall and Aalto Theatre (d. 1976)
1815 Edward James Roye, 5th President of Liberia (d. 1872)
Famous People Deaths On February 3

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Date Name
1014 Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark and England (b. 960)
1944 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1865)
929 Guy, margrave of Tuscany
1252 Sviatoslav III, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1196)
006 Ping, emperor of the Han Dynasty (b. 9 BC)
1566 George Cassander, Flemish theologian and author (b. 1513)
1832 George Crabbe, English surgeon and poet (b. 1754)
1935 Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (b. 1859)
1813 Juan Bautista Cabral, Argentinian sergeant (b. 1789)
1947 Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (b. 1887)