3 February

3 February

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Carrot Cake Day

Historic Events

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.

Princess Diana sitting on the fender of Charles’s vintage Aston Martin, 1987.

1983: Microsoft introducing the Mouse – 1983.

Microsoft introducing the Mouse – 1983.

1942: German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 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!

Cruel History is the dark side of history and facts that cannot be published: sects, wars, executions, maniacs, shocking moments, a life you’d never wish for!

It is forbidden to write about it on the Internet, and all books with references to it have been burned!
Cruel History is the dark side of history and facts that cannot be published: sects, wars, executions, maniacs, shocking moments, a life you’d never wish for!

Leader of the American Nazi Party clashes with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Leader of the American Nazi Party clashes with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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