About February 3

February 3, 2024 is the 34th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 7 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 3

  • 313
    Edict of Milan: Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius met at a conference in Milan. They proclaimed a policy of religious freedom, ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
  • 1112
    Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1509
    The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1637
    Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
  • 1809
    The Illinois Territory is created.
  • 1852
    Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1900
    Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • 1913
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  • 1943
    The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
  • 1947
    The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
  • 1957
    Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 1960
    British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
  • 1969
    In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
  • 1984
    Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1989
    After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
  • 1998
    Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
  • 2007
    A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
  • 2008
    The New York Giants defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, in what is known to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
  • 2011
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

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