Historical Events on 3rd February

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1377 - Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI
1451 - Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1488 - Bartolomeu Dias 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
1591 - German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1653 - Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
1660 - General Monck's 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 forbids export of windmills
1781 - Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British
1783 - Spain recognizes US independence
Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu DiasPortuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias 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 first 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 Coutt 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 at Bath, Maine
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 burn 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)
1919 - The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
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
Paleoanthropologist Davidson BlackPaleoanthropologist Davidson Black 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 US 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, D.C.
1933 - German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
1937 - Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England
1938 - Paul Osborn's "On Borrowed Time" premieres in NYC
1941 - US Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours
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
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 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
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 1959 - "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.
1960 - UK prime minister Harold Macmillan makes his famous "wind of change" speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians
1960 - "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy
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 in exams
1965 - Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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 new elections
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
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 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, after India are all out for 445 chasing 493 to win
1978 - Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and US President Jimmy Carter discuss the Middle East peace process in Washington, D.C.
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 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 - Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Mohammed Ali tours Africa as Pres Carter's envoy
1980 - 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Landover, Maryland
1981 - Australia beats NZ 3-1 to win cricket's 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
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 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 Ronald Reagan announces formation of commission of enquiry on Challenger Accident
1986 - OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna
1986 - The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta
1987 - Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton
1987 - SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
1988 - Nurses across the UK strike over pay and funding for the NHS
1989 - Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
Catholic Missionary Mother TeresaCatholic Missionary Mother Teresa 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
1990 - 14th Commonwealth Games close in Auckland, New Zealand
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
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King 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 is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
1998 - NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
1998 - Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales, 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.
NHL Star Dino CiccarelliNHL Star Dino Ciccarelli 1998 - Cavalese cable car disaster: 20 people killed after NATO aircraft severs a cable car line
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
2005 - 51st National Film Awards (India): "Shwaas" wins the Golden Lotus
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.
NFL Quarterback Tom BradyNFL Quarterback Tom Brady 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

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