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

  • 1112
    Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1377
    More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
  • 1534
    The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
  • 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.
  • 1830
    The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
  • 1834
    Wake Forest University is established.
  • 1870
    The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
  • 1916
    Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
  • 1931
    The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
  • 1966
    The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • 1967
    Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • 1971
    New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
  • 1984
    Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1989
    A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
  • 1996
    The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
  • 2011
    All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
  • 2030
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.

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