Historical Events on 3rd February

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1377 - Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term
1377 - Mass execution of population of Cesena, Italy
1451 - Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1488 - Bartholomeus Diaz discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)
1509 - The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
1576 - Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
1591 - German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1653 - Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
1660 - General Moncks army reaches London
1690 - 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
1740 - Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
1743 - Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
1752 - Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills
1781 - Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British
1783 - Spain recognizes US independence
1807 - A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.
1809 - Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)
1815 - World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
1825 - Dutch North Sea coast floods
1830 - The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol.
1834 - Wake Forest University is established.
1836 - Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
1844 - Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain," premieres in Paris
1855 - Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional
1860 - Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture
1864 - Sherman's march through Mississippi
1865 - Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse
1867 - Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
1869 - Booth theater at 23rd & 6th opens in NYC (Romeo & Juliet)
1870 - US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
1876 - Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
1882 - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
1887 - To avoid disputed natl elections, Congress creates Electoral Count Act
1892 - Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin
1894 - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me
1895 - Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
1900 - Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Balt
1900 - Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
1901 - Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
1903 - Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa
1908 - Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act
1908 - Foundation of Panathinaikos in Athens, Greece.
1913 - 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
1913 - Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl," premieres in NYC
1915 - Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal
1916 - Canada's original Parliament buildings, in Ottawa, burns down
1916 - Tristan Tzar publishes Dada-manifest in Zurich Switzerland
1917 - US liner Housatonic is sunk by German submarine, on the same day that US President Wilson breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany
1918 - Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920 feet) streetcar tunnel begins service
1919 - Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady," premieres in NYC
1919 - League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)
1919 - Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)
1923 - The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.
1924 - Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
1927 - Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
Paleoanthropologist Davidson BlackPaleoanthropologist Davidson Black 1928 - Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
1929 - Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
1930 - William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
1930 - The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
1931 - Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"
1931 - The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258
1933 - 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, DC
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1933 - German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
1937 - Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th Test Cricket v England
1938 - Paul Osborn's "On Borrowed Time," premieres in NYC
1941 - Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets min wages & max hrs
1942 - 1st Japanese air raid on Java
1942 - Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
1943 - 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
1944 - World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1945 - Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin
1945 - Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
1947 - -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
1947 - 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
1947 - Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
1950 - Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
1951 - "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV
1951 - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
1951 - Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1951 - Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC
1953 - J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show
1954 - Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)
1956 - Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
1956 - Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
1957 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
1958 - Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3
1959 - American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 1959 - "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.
1961 - 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
1962 - John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
1962 - President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1964 - "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
1964 - Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
1965 - 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1965 - Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
1965 - Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
1965 - Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
1966 - 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
1966 - 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
1967 - "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
1967 - Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
1969 - "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 perfs
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 1969 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969
1971 - KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
1971 - There is a series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
1971 - OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate
1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
1974 - "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 perfs
1974 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1975 - Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
1976 - 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
1977 - Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
1978 - Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test
1978 - India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445
1979 - "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
1979 - Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
1979 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1979 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1980 - 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Washington
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Mohammed Ali tours Africa as Pres Carter's envoy
1981 - Australia beats NZ 3-1 to win World Series Cup
1981 - Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway
1982 - Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
1982 - Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
1982 - John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing
1982 - Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder
1983 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1984 - 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched
1985 - "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
1985 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1986 - US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident
1986 - OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) fails to agree upon a production accord after a two-day meeting in Vienna
1987 - Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton
1987 - SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
1989 - Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head
1989 - Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay
1989 - Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out
1990 - Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1990 - Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
1991 - Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1991 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21
1992 - Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"
1992 - Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
1992 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week
1993 - Cin Red owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
1993 - General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving
1993 - Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King 1994 - "Les Miserables," opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore
1994 - President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam
1994 - STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1995 - STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
1997 - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM
1998 - Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
1998 - NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
1998 - Stamps commemorating Princess Diana go on sale in Britain
NHL Right Winger Dino CiccarelliNHL Right Winger Dino Ciccarelli 1998 - US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20
1998 - Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, violates probation with 14 year-old father of her baby
1998 - Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
1999 - In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
2002 - Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
2007 - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
2008 - Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
NFL Quarterback Tom BradyNFL Quarterback Tom Brady 2011 - All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
2013 - 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq
2013 - Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
2014 - 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow

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