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Events of February 3rd:

February 3rd is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year (332 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 3rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 3rd:

1747 Samuel Osgood (first US Postmaster General)

1809 Felix Mendelssohn (composer)

Felix Mendelssohn

1904 Pretty Boy Floyd (gangster)

1911 Robert Earl Jones (actor)

1920 Henry Heimlich (physician)

1924 E. P. Thompson (historian)

1927 Val Doonican (singer)

1928 Frankie Vaughan (singer)

1947 Dave Davies (musician - The Kinks)

1950 Morgan Fairchild (actress)

Morgan Fairchild

1955 Kirsty Wark (journalist)

1976 Isla Fisher (actress)

February 3rd in History:

1690 Colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.

1809 Illinois Territory created.

1870 Fifteenth Amendment to US Constitution (granting voting rights regardless of race) is passed.

1913 Sixteenth Amendment to US Constitution (authorizing Federal government to collect income tax) is ratified.

1916 Fire destroys Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa.

1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper are killed in a plane crash.

1967 Ronald Ryan is the last person to be executed in Australia.

1969 Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader.

Yasser Arafat

1984 Astronauts from the space shuttle Columbia make the first untethered space walk.

Space Shuttle

1989 Dictator of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown by a coup after 25 years in power.

February 3rd is also:

Feast of Saint Werburgh (Catholicism)

Four Chaplains Day (USA)

Setsubun (Japan) - the festival before Spring

Heroes' Day (Mozambique)


People born on February 3rd are Aquarius


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