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Notable Historical Events for February 3rd

1994President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

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

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

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

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

1967"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

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

1991Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 3rd

1821Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

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

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Notable Deaths on February 3rd

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

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

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