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Notable Historical Events for February 3rd

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

1994President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

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

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

1967"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

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

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')

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 3rd

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

1821Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

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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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