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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

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1954  Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32) on February - 03.  

1956  Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events on February - 03.  

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 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 February - 03.  

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

1959  On this day in history big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28  

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 February - 03.  

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

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

1962  On this day in history john Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm  

1962  Werner Bock, writer, dies on February - 03.  

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 February - 03.  

1965  On this day in history 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  On February - 03 first soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9  

1966  On February - 03 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 this day in history.  

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

1967  On February - 03 joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide  

1969  On this day in history the Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO  

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

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

1971  On this day in history 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  On February - 03 birth of jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)  

1368  On February - 03 birth of charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)  

1525  Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer was born on February - 03.  

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

1655  Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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

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)  

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  On this day in history leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies  

0619  Death of Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on February - 03.  

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

1428  Death of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386) on February - 03.