On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1882

Historical Events

Historic Event

Circus owner P. T. Barnum buys his world-famous elephant Jumbo

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum

Famous Birthdays

  • Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, dies at 55
1882 Highlights

About February 3, 1882

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius