On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 2021

Historical Events

  • Engineers at MIT announce they have engineered spinach to send emails when detecting explosive materials in groundwater as part of plant nanobionic research [1]
  • US and Russia extend their New START nuclear arms control treaty for five years, the last remaining nuclear arms deal between the two countries

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Pierre Bastiat, French rugby union lock (32 Tests; US Dax), dies from a stroke at 71
  • Jim Weatherly, American pop and country songwriter ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), dies at 77

Tony Trabert

Tony Trabert, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1955; US Open 1953, 55; French Open 1954, 55), dies at 90

2021 Highlights

About February 3, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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