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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Monday, 02 May 2016

1954  On this day in history jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)  

1956  On February - 03 toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events  

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

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

1958  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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.  

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

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

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

1961  On this day in history 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 February - 03.  

1962  John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm on this day in history.  

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  "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold on this day in history.  

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  Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km) on February - 03.  

1966  First soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1969  On February - 03 eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered  

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 this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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

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  Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on this day in history.  

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

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on February - 03.  

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

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

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  On February - 03 death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)  

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