About February 3

February 3, 2021 is the 34th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 9 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 3

  • 1509
    The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1534
    The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
  • 1830
    The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
  • 1834
    Wake Forest University is established.
  • 1852
    Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1870
    The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
  • 1913
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  • 1916
    Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
  • 1917
    World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
  • 1954
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1957
    Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 1959
    A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
  • 1967
    Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • 1972
    The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
  • 1984
    John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history’s first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
  • 1989
    A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
  • 1995
    Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • 1998
    Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
  • 2007
    A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

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