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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

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1954  On this day in history 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  Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open on this day in history.  

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

1958  Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3 on February - 03.  

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

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

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

1959  On February - 03 big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28  

1960  Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80 on February - 03.  

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

1961  Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on February - 03.  

1962  President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs on February - 03.  

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

1962  Werner Bock, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1964  On this day in history "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold  

1964  Black &Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1966  On this day in history june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65  

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

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

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

1969  On February - 03 the Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization  

1969  Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered on February - 03.  

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  On February - 03 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378) was born on this day in history.  

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  On February - 03 birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

1655  On February - 03 birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

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

1721  Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773) was born on February - 03.  

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  On this day in history death of laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury  

0699  On this day in history death of saint Werburgh  

0865  Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1014  Death of King Sweyn I of Denmark on February - 03.  

1116  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on this day in history.  

1399  On February - 03 john of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58  

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

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