On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 2021

Historical Events

  • Engineers at MIT 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Joe Biden signs executive orders to reunite immigrant families, setting up a new taskforce to address around 1000 remaining separated families [1]

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

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, 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 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius