- 1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
On February 3, 1882
- 1112 Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1547 Russian Tsar Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible] (17) marries Anastasia Romanova (17)
- 1910 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home