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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

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

1956  On this day in history toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events  

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

1957  On this day in history patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open  

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

1958  Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3 on this day in history.  

1958  Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42 on February - 03.  

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

1959  Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history american Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65  

1959  Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28 on February - 03.  

1960  Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1961  6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm)) on February - 03.  

1961  On February - 03 anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54  

1962  President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs on this day in history.  

1962  On February - 03 john Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm  

1962  On February - 03 werner Bock, writer, dies  

1963  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

1964  "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold on February - 03.  

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  Soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9) on February - 03.  

1966  On this day in history the first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)  

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

1967  "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix on February - 03.  

1967  Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide on February - 03.  

1969  On February - 03 the Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO  

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  Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72 on February - 03.  

1972  On this day in history 11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia)  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on February - 03.  

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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  Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) was born on this day in history.  

1525  Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1655  Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized was born on February - 03.  

1677  On this day in history birth of jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)  

1690  Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755) was born on February - 03.  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  On February - 03 leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies  

0619  On February - 03 death of laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury  

0699  On February - 03 death of saint Werburgh  

0865  Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies on February - 03.  

1014  On February - 03 death of king Sweyn I of Denmark  

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

1399  John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1428  Death of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386) on this day in history.