February 3rd Events

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February 3rd, 2007 (February 03 2007)EventA Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
February 3rd, 1999 (February 03 1999)EventIn Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
February 3rd, 1998 (February 03 1998)EventKarla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
February 3rd, 1998 (February 03 1998)EventCavalese cable-car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
February 3rd, 1991 (February 03 1991)EventThe Italian Communist Party dissolves and splits into the Democratic Party of the Left and the Communist Refoundation Party.
February 3rd, 1989 (February 03 1989)EventAfter a stroke, P.W. Botha resigns party leadership and the presidency of South Africa.
February 3rd, 1989 (February 03 1989)EventA military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
February 3rd, 1988 (February 03 1988)EventIran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan s request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.Ronald Reagan Quotes
February 3rd, 1984 (February 03 1984)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-41-B MissionAstronauts, Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make first untethered spacewalks using the Manned Maneuvering Unit.
February 3rd, 1971 (February 03 1971)EventNew York Police Office Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.. Many believed the incident proved NYPD officers tried to kill him.
February 3rd, 1969 (February 03 1969)EventIn Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.Yasser Arafat Quotes
February 3rd, 1967 (February 03 1967)EventRonald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
February 3rd, 1966 (February 03 1966)EventThe unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
February 3rd, 1959 (February 03 1959)EventA plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper, also known as The Day the Music Died.
February 3rd, 1958 (February 03 1958)EventFounding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
February 3rd, 1957 (February 03 1957)EventSenegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
February 3rd, 1947 (February 03 1947)EventThe lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
February 3rd, 1945 (February 03 1945)EventWorld War II: The Soviet Union agrees to enter the Pacific Theatre conflict against Japan.
February 3rd, 1945 (February 03 1945)EventWorld War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17 s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin.
February 3rd, 1944 (February 03 1944)EventWorld War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
February 3rd, 1941 (February 03 1941)EventWorld War II: Nazi Germany forcibly restores Pierre Laval to office in occupied Vichy, France.
February 3rd, 1931 (February 03 1931)EventThe Hawke s Bay earthquake, New Zealand s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
February 3rd, 1930 (February 03 1930)EventThe Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
February 3rd, 1923 (February 03 1923)EventThe Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.
February 3rd, 1918 (February 03 1918)EventThe Twin Peaks Tunnel begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
February 3rd, 1917 (February 03 1917)EventWorld War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the former announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
February 3rd, 1916 (February 03 1916)EventParliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
February 3rd, 1913 (February 03 1913)EventThe Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
February 3rd, 1908 (February 03 1908)EventFoundation of Panathinaikos in Athens, Greece.
February 3rd, 1900 (February 03 1900)EventGubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
February 3rd, 1870 (February 03 1870)EventThe Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, granting voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
February 3rd, 1867 (February 03 1867)EventEmperor Meiji becomes the 122nd emperor of Japan.
February 3rd, 1834 (February 03 1834)EventWake Forest University is established.
February 3rd, 1830 (February 03 1830)EventThe sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol.
February 3rd, 1809 (February 03 1809)EventThe Illinois Territory is created.
February 3rd, 1807 (February 03 1807)EventA British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.
February 3rd, 1787 (February 03 1787)EventShays Rebellion is crushed.
February 3rd, 1783 (February 03 1783)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
February 3rd, 1706 (February 03 1706)EventDuring the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
February 3rd, 1690 (February 03 1690)EventThe colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
February 3rd, 1509 (February 03 1509)EventThe Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
February 3rd, 1488 (February 03 1488)EventBartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
February 3rd, 1451 (February 03 1451)EventSultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
February 3rd, 1377 (February 03 1377)Eventmore than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
February 3rd, 1112 (February 03 1112)EventRamon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.

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