February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 331 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 3rd in history!
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What Happened On This Day – February 3
1998: 20 people die in the Cavalese cable car disaster
The wings of a low-flying U.S. military aircraft cut the aerial tramway’s cables, causing the cabin to plunge 80 meters.
1989: Paraguay’s dictator, Alfredo Stroessner, is overthrown
Stroessner had come to power in 1954 with a military coup.
1972: The deadliest snowstorm in history kills 4000
The Iran Blizzard lasted a week and left whole villages without survivors.
1969: Yasser Arafat becomes leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Even after his death in 2011, Arafat remained a highly controversial figure, many Arabs praising him as a freedom fighter while many Israelis denouncing him as a terrorist.
1966: Luna 9 touches down on the Moon
The unmanned Soviet spacecraft was the first to achieve a soft landing there.
1987: Princess Diana sitting on the fender of Charles’s vintage Aston Martin, 1987.
1983: Microsoft introducing the Mouse – 1983.
1942: German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 1942
It is forbidden to write about it on the Internet, and all books with references to it have been burned!
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Leader of the American Nazi Party clashes with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Births On This Day, February 3
1935: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, American singer, guitarist
1927: Kenneth Anger, American actor, director, author
1874: Gertrude Stein, American poet, art collector
1830: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1809: Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, conductor
Deaths On This Day, February 3
1985: Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist
1961: Anna May Wong, American actress
1924: Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
1820: Gia Long, Vietnamese Emperor
1468: Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press