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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Friday, 24 June 2016

1954  On February - 03 jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)  

1956  Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history autherine J Lucy admitted to U of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot  

1957  On February - 03 patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open  

1958  On February - 03 royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart &peaks at #3  

1958  On this day in history royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3  

1958  On February - 03 henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42  

1959  American Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65 on February - 03.  

1959  On February - 03 buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.  

1959  American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65 on this day in history.  

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1959  Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28 on this day in history.  

1960  On February - 03 johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80  

1961  6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54  

1962  On this day in history president Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs  

1962  John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm on February - 03.  

1962  On February - 03 werner Bock, writer, dies  

1963  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

1964  On February - 03 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold  

1964  On February - 03 black &Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools  

1965  On February - 03 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams  

1965  On this day in history orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)  

1966  First soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9 on February - 03.  

1966  On this day in history soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9)  

1966  The first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US) on this day in history.  

1966  June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65 on February - 03.  

1967  "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix on this day in history.  

1967  Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide on this day in history.  

1969  The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO on this day in history.  

1969  the Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization on this day in history.  

1969  Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered on this day in history.  

1971  On February - 03 jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72  

1972  11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia) on February - 03.  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378) was born on February - 03.  

1368  On this day in history birth of charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)  

1525  On this day in history birth of giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer  

1648  Louis Bouteiller, composer was born on this day in history.  

1655  On this day in history birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  On February - 03 birth of jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)  

1690  On this day in history birth of richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)  

1721  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on February - 03.  

0619  Death of Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on February - 03.  

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on February - 03.  

0865  On February - 03 ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies  

1014  On this day in history death of king Sweyn I of Denmark  

1116  On February - 03 death of king Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)  

1399  On this day in history john of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58  

1428  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)  

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