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Notable Historical Events for February 3rd

1967"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1928Paleoanthropologist 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')

1933German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts

1937Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th Test Cricket v England

1993Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

1998Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

2002Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

1959"The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

1931Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

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Notable Birthdays on February 3rd

1976Isla Fisher, Australian actress

1940Fran Tarkenton, Richmond Va, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings)

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Notable Deaths on February 3rd

1924Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

1959Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

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