On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Herbert and Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in New York City
  • Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaim the government after the 1917 revolution

Famous Birthdays

  • [Eugene Edward] Snooky Young, American jazz trumpeter who mastered the plunger mute, born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Edward Pickering, American astronomer and pioneered American spectroscopist, dies at 72
  • Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 69