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1933German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts

1991Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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

1986US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident

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

1967"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

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

1951Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC

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

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

1990Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

1930William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons

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

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

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')

1994President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

1947Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

February 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
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 Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto 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 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
2016
China Urges Restraint Over North Korea Rocket Launch 
2016
South Korea Warns North Korea Not to Launch Satellite 
2016
Syria Peace Talks Are Halted 2 Days After Starting 
2016
Donald Trump: Ted Cruz 'stole' Iowa caucuses 
2016
Ex-NFL player Ken Stabler had concussion disease CTE, doctor says 
2016
Israeli policewoman, 3 Palestinian attackers killed in Jerusalem shootout 
2017
White House says Israeli settlement building may not help peace 
2017
Nordstrom plans to drop Ivanka Trump's fashion line 
2017
Snapchat parent files for $3 billion IPO 
2017
Uber CEO leaves Trump's economic advisory council 
2017
Mexican woman returns her US visa in protest at Trump 
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